On this article we are going to setup a PXE boot server utilizing RHEL/CentOS 8 ISO Picture. To carry out community based mostly set up we will even configure kickstart server. Under are the transient checklist of steps concerned to setup PXE boot server

  • Setup set up repo utilizing Purple Hat 8.1 ISO
  • Setup PXE boot server setting
  • Configure kickstart server to automate the set up
  • Configure DHCP Server to assign IP Deal with
  • Configure TFTP server to switch PXE recordsdata
  • Configure NFS server to share set up repo and kickstart file

 

Lab Surroundings

I’ve created two Digital Machines utilizing Oracle VirtualBox put in on my Linux server. We are going to carry out VirtualBox PXE boot set up the place first VM shall be used to setup pxe boot kickstart server whereas we carry out community based mostly set up on the second VM.

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Under are the server specs:

 VM1VM2

Hostnamecentos-8centos8-4

IP Deal with10.10.10.12NIC1: eth0 – DHCP
NIC2: eth1 – DHCP

GoalPXE Boot ServerVirtualBox PXE Boot Consumer

 

Step 1: Setup Set up Repo

We are going to setup PXE boot server to put in RHEL 8 utilizing community based mostly set up. Create a brand new listing the place we are going to place all of the RHEL picture recordsdata

[root@centos-8 pxelinux]# mkdir /photographs

I’ve just about mounted RHEL 8 ISO to my digital machine, to entry this ISO I’ll mount the picture to /mnt

[root@centos-8 ~]# mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
mount: /mnt: WARNING: machine write-protected, mounted read-only.

Copy all of the recordsdata from the RHEL 8 ISO Picture to /photographs listing

[root@centos-8 ~]# cp -apr /mnt/* /photographs/

Be aware that right here copying of hidden file shall be ignored and .treeinfo file which is required for a legitimate set up supply so manually copy these hidden recordsdata.

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[root@centos-8 ~]# cp -apr /mnt/.discinfo /mnt/.treeinfo /photographs/

Confirm the repository content material

[root@centos-8 ~]# ls -al /photographs/
whole 92
drwxr-xr-x   7 root root  4096 Apr 19 20:33 .
dr-xr-xr-x. 33 root root  4096 Apr 19 19:57 ..
dr-xr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Oct 15  2019 AppStream
dr-xr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Oct 15  2019 BaseOS
-r--r--r--   1 root root    60 Apr 19 20:33 .discinfo
dr-xr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Oct 15  2019 EFI
-r--r--r--   1 root root  8266 Oct 15  2019 EULA
-r--r--r--   1 root root  1455 Oct 15  2019 extra_files.json
-r--r--r--   1 root root 18092 Oct 15  2019 GPL
dr-xr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Oct 15  2019 photographs
dr-xr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Oct 15  2019 isolinux
-r--r--r--   1 root root   103 Oct 15  2019 media.repo
-r--r--r--   1 root root  1669 Oct 15  2019 RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-beta
-r--r--r--   1 root root  5134 Oct 15  2019 RPM-GPG-KEY-redhat-release
-r--r--r--   1 root root  1796 Oct 15  2019 TRANS.TBL
-r--r--r--   1 root root  1566 Apr 19 20:33 .treeinfo

 

Step 2: Set up and Configure TFTP Server

Subsequent we are going to configure TFTP server to switch PXE picture recordsdata to the consumer for community based mostly set up.

Set up tftp-server and xinetd utilizing dnf

NOTE:

energetic subscription to RHNconfigure a neighborhood offline repository

On RHEL system it’s essential to have anor you canusing which “yum” bundle supervisor can set up the supplied rpm and it is dependencies.

[root@centos-8 ~]# dnf set up tftp-server xinetd -y

Earlier with RHEL/CentOS 7, tftp service was managed by xinetd. Though even with RHEL/CentOS 7 we had an choice to disable xinetd and fork TFTP course of utilizing systemd.

NOTE:

xinetd or by systemd however not each.

For extra particulars examine:

TFTP service is getting inactive routinely in RHEL7

You may fork TFTP course of both byor bybut not each.

On this instance we are going to fork TFTP course of utilizing systemd.
The tftp-server rpm set up will create /usr/lib/systemd/system/tftp.service unit file

Under is the content material of this service unit file

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[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# cat /usr/lib/systemd/system/tftp.service
[Unit]
Description=Tftp Server
Requires=tftp.socket
Documentation=man:in.tftpd

[Service]
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/in.tftpd -s 

/var/lib/tftpboot

StandardInput=socket [Install] Additionally=tftp.socket
  • From ExecStart we are able to see that the default location for TFTP server is /var/lib/tftpboot.
  • So

    we should place all of the PXE boot server recordsdata underneath this location

  • You can even use some other listing however then you’ll have to modify this service unit file to make use of the customized path for tftp service

Subsequent begin the tftp service and allow it to begin routinely submit reboot

[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# systemctl allow tftp.service --now
Created symlink /and many others/systemd/system/sockets.goal.needs/tftp.socket → /usr/lib/systemd/system/tftp.socket.
  • TFTP service makes use of to tftp.socket to serve TFTP requests
  • So it’s attainable that

    if there are not any incoming TFTP requests then the tftp service will turn out to be inactive on it is personal

  • However as quickly as a TFTP request goes to tftp.socket, the socket will begin tftp.service and serve the request

Examine the standing of tftp.socket

[root@centos-8 ~]# systemctl standing tftp.socket
● tftp.socket - Tftp Server Activation Socket
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/tftp.socket; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Lively: 

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(listening) since Solar 2020-04-19 19:32:40 IST; 7h in the past Pay attention: [::]:69 (Datagram) CGroup: /system.slice/tftp.socket Apr 19 19:32:40 centos-8.instance.com systemd[1]: Listening on Tftp Server Activation Socket.

 

Step 3: Setup PXE boot server

  • Subsequent to carry out PXE community based mostly set up, we should configure PXE boot server.
  • We are going to want

    Linux boot photographs

    in addition the RHEL 8 OS with minimal configuration

  • That is carried out utilizing initrd and vmlinuz. I hope you’re conversant in the Linux boot course of which covers this half
  • Earlier than the precise kernel hundreds, initrd and vmlinuz will load the required drivers from the reminiscence in addition up the server

We are going to create one other listing “pxelinux” underneath /var/lib/tftpboot to retailer PXE photographs

[root@centos-8 ~]# mkdir -p /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux

 

Step 3.1: Extract syslinux-tftpboot

With RHEL/CentOS 8, the pxelinux file is a part of syslinux-tftpboot rpm so we are going to copy this file from our RHEL 8 ISO to a short lived location

[root@centos-8 ~]# cp /mnt/BaseOS/Packages/syslinux-tftpboot-6.04-4.el8.noarch.rpm /tmp/

Subsequent extract the syslinux-tftpboot rpm. We won’t use all of the contents of this rpm and solely required recordsdata

[root@centos-8 ~]# cd /tmp/
[root@centos-8 tmp]# rpm2cpio syslinux-tftpboot-6.04-4.el8.noarch.rpm | cpio -idm

The above command will extract syslinux-tftpboot underneath /tmp.

Subsequent we are going to copy pxelinux.0 and ldlinux.c32 to /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/ required to setup PXE boot server

[root@centos-8 tmp]# cp /tmp/tftpboot/ldlinux.c32 /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/
[root@centos-8 tmp]# cp /tmp/tftpboot/pxelinux.0 /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/

 

Step 3.2: Copy initrd and vmlinuz

We additionally want different PXE boot photographs which shall be underneath isolinux folder of the RHEL/CentOS 8 Picture.
Since we had copied the ISO content material to /photographs, we are going to copy required PXE boot photographs from /photographs/isolinux to /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/

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[root@centos-8 tmp]# cp /photographs/isolinux/

initrd.img

/var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/ [root@centos-8 tmp]# cp /photographs/isolinux/

vmlinuz

/var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/

 

Checklist all of the PXE boot picture recordsdata:

[root@centos-8 tmp]# ls -l /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/
whole 58880
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 62248424 Apr 19 19:14 initrd.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   116096 Apr 19 19:47 ldlinux.c32
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    42821 Apr 19 19:01 pxelinux.0
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root  8106848 Apr 19 19:14 vmlinuz

Subsequent navigate to pxelinux folder

[root@centos-8 tmp]# cd /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux

 

Step 3.3: Create Boot Menu

  • We are going to create PXE boot server which can be utilized to put in a number of photographs so

    we are going to create a boot menu.

  • This boot menu shall be exhibited to provoke the set up for consumer enter.
  • Create a brand new file boot.msg underneath /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux
  • You should use any title for this file as per your requirement.

Since I intent to configure Kickstart server just for single Picture, I’ve solely created two menu entries.

[root@centos-8 pxelinux]# cat boot.msg
Welcome to the set up of "My Linux Server" !
Purple Hat Enterprise linux 8.1 (x86_64)
Model: 1.0
Structure: x86_64

To begin the set up enter :
    '1', '2' and press .

Obtainable boot choices:

  

1 -

Set up Purple Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1

2 -

Boot from Harddisk (that is default) Have a variety of enjoyable...

 

Step 3.4: Create PXE configuration file

  • As soon as the consumer retrieves and executes pxelinux.0, it’s hard-coded to search for a file from the pxelinux.cfg/ sub listing relative to the place pxelinux.0 was discovered
  • In giant deployments

    we create particular person PXE configuration file per node

    .

  • The naming syntax of those PXE configuration file is essential
  • First, it is going to search for a file named after the MAC handle, within the type 01-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
  • For instance, on this instance my consumer’t NIC MAC Deal with is 08:00:27:83:1e:2a so my PXE configuration file shall be 01-08-00-27-83-1e-2a
  • Subsequent, it is going to search for a file named by the IP handle as supplied by the DHCP server.
  • The IP handle is regarded up in hexadecimal format.
  • You should use printf to get the hexadecimal format of an IP Deal with, for instance to get the hexadecimal worth of 10.10.10.12
# printf "%02x%02x%02x%02xn" 10 10 10 12

0a0a0a0cn

  • Since I’m not assigning any static IP Deal with, I can’t use the hexadecimal format file. Though I can use MAC handle based mostly file.
  • If each MAC Deal with and hexadecimal format file are usually not discovered underneath pxelinux.cfg then the installer will search for “default” file
  • On this instance I’ll use default file however I’ve additionally verified the PXE community set up utilizing MAC based mostly file 01-08-00-27-83-1e-2a

We are going to create a brand new listing pxelinux.cfg

[root@centos-8 ~]# mkdir /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg

Create the PXE configuration file /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/default

[root@centos-8 ~]# cat /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/default
timeout 600
show 

boot.msg

default 1 immediate 1 label 1 menu label ^Set up Purple Hat Enterprise Linux 8 kernel

vmlinuz

append initrd=

initrd.img

showopts ks=nfs:10.10.10.12://ks/kickstart.conf ip=dhcp internet.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0 label 2 menu label Boot from ^native drive localboot 0x80 menu finish
  • I’ve created two labels based mostly on our Boot Menu
    • label 1: This shall be used to put in Purple Hat Linux 8
    • label 2: To proceed booting from laborious disk
  • I’ve supplied label 2

    because the default choice.

  • So if a consumer enter isn’t supplied till the timeout worth i.e. 600, the installer will select label 2 and proceed to

    boot from laborious disk

  • I’ll use NFS server to configure kickstart server to carry out community based mostly set up.
  • My kickstart file shall be obtainable underneath /ks listing which we are going to create in subsequent steps
  • ip=dhcp is non-obligatory, because the consumer will anyhow get the IP handle from the DHCP server.
  • internet.ifnames and biosdevname are additionally non-obligatory, as I don’t want to use constant community machine naming scheme for my consumer node.

Ensure the PXE configuration recordsdata have learn permission for “other” customers

[root@centos-8 ~]# ls -l /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/
whole 68880
-rw-r--

r

-- 1 root root 325 Apr 19 19:10 boot.msg -r--r--

r

-- 1 root root 62248424 Apr 19 19:14 initrd.img -rw-r--

r

-- 1 root root 116096 Apr 19 19:47 ldlinux.c32 -rw-r--

r

-- 1 root root 42821 Apr 19 19:01 pxelinux.0 drwxr-x

r

-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 20 01:47 pxelinux.cfg -r-xr-x

r

-x 1 root root 8106848 Apr 19 19:14 vmlinuz [root@centos-8 ~]# ls -l /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/default -rw-r--

r

-- 1 root root 307 Apr 20 01:47 /var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/default

 

Step 4: Set up and Configure DHCP server

You can even use DNSMASQ server to assign IP handle however we are going to use DHCP server on this instance to carry out community based mostly set up in Linux.

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[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# dnf set up dhcp-server -y

Under is a really primary instance of DHCP server configuration

  • The PXE file title is outlined with filename. Because the tftp is configured to make use of /var/lib/tftp as default location now we have supplied pxelinux/pxelinux.0
  • next-server defines the IP handle of the TFTP server
  • vary is used to assign IP handle for DHCP requests
[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# cat /and many others/dhcp/dhcpd.conf

enable bootp;
enable booting;
max-lease-time 1200;
default-lease-time 900;
log-facility local7;

choice ip-forwarding    false;
choice mask-supplier    false;

   

subnet

10.10.10.0

netmask

255.255.255.0 {

choice routers

10.10.10.1;

choice domain-name-servers

127.0.0.1;

vary

10.10.10.100 10.10.10.140;

next-server

10.10.10.12;

filename

"pxelinux/pxelinux.0"; }

Allow and begin the dhcpd service

[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# systemctl allow dhcpd --now
Created symlink /and many others/systemd/system/multi-user.goal.needs/dhcpd.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/dhcpd.service.

Ensure the dhcpd service standing is energetic and operating

[root@centos-8 ~]# systemctl standing dhcpd
● dhcpd.service - DHCPv4 Server Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dhcpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Lively: 

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(operating) since Solar 2020-04-19 19:45:45 IST; 6h in the past Docs: man:dhcpd(8) man:dhcpd.conf(5) Foremost PID: 30897 (dhcpd) Standing: "Dispatching packets..." Duties: 1 (restrict: 26213) Reminiscence: 5.1M CGroup: /system.slice/dhcpd.service └─30897 /usr/sbin/dhcpd -f -cf /and many others/dhcp/dhcpd.conf -user dhcpd -group dhcpd --no-pid

 

Step 5: Configure kickstart server

  • To configure kickstart server we would want a kickstart file to automate the set up.
  • With each Purple Hat and CentOS set up, a default kickstart file is created underneath house folder of root consumer i.e. /root/anaconda-ks.cfg
  • This anaconda kickstart file accommodates the values used to put in your server
  • We are able to use this anaconda file to create our kickstart configuration file and configure kickstart server
  • You can even use on-line kickstart generator instrument supplied by Purple Hat. Though I’m not very keen on this instrument has very restricted choices whereas a kickstart helps many extra options
  • On this instance I’ll use the default anaconda.cfg template to configure kickstart server

Create /ks listing the place we are going to retailer our kickstart file

[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# mkdir /ks

Copy the content material of anaconda-ks.cfg and rename to /ks/kickstart.conf

[root@centos-8 pxelinux.cfg]# cp /root/anaconda-ks.cfg /ks/kickstart.conf

Ensure the kickstart file is readable by different customers whereas ks listing has learn and execute permission for others.

[root@centos-8 ~]# ls -l /ks/kickstart.conf
-rw-r--

r

-- 1 root root 1688 Apr 19 20:55 /ks/kickstart.conf

 

Step 5.1: Pattern kickstart configuration file

Under is my pattern kickstart configuration file. I desire to carry out textual content based mostly community set up (Because the day I began utilizing Linux, I type of have gotten hooked on CLI somewhat than graphics)

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I will not be capable to clarify your complete content material of kickstart file on this article as it will be too lengthy, I’ll plan to write down one other article with detailed description of all of the values from kickstart file.

[root@centos-8 pxelinux]# 

cat /ks/kickstart.conf

#model=RHEL8

ignoredisk --only-use=sda

# Partition clearing data

clearpart --all

# Use textual content set up

textual content

# Create APPStream Repo

repo --name="AppStream" --baseurl=file:///run/set up/repo/AppStream

# Use NFS Repo

nfs --server=10.10.10.12 --dir=/photographs/

# Keyboard layouts

keyboard --vckeymap=us --xlayouts='us'

# System language

lang en_US.UTF-8

# Community data

community --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth0 --ipv6=ignore --activate community --bootproto=dhcp --device=eth1 --onboot=off --ipv6=ignore --activate community --hostname=centos8-4.instance.com

# Root password

rootpw --iscrypted $6$w7El/FYx9mbTG6x9$Te.Yg6dq0TsQwGpdSjeDGSw4J9ZBAkLXzT9ODMV7I7lHvX3n5.9PCS4jIkS2GbVLZOpVRLvrua3wwbwA.cfWX.

# Run the Setup Agent on first boot

firstboot --enable

# Don't configure the X Window System

skipx

# System companies

companies --enabled="chronyd"

# System timezone

timezone Asia/Kolkata --isUtc

# Reboot after set up completes

reboot

# Disk partitioning data

autopart --type=plain --fstype=ext4

# Packages to be put in

%packages @^virtualization-host-environment kexec-tools %finish %addon com_redhat_kdump --enable --reserve-mb='auto' %finish %anaconda pwpolicy root --minlen=6 --minquality=1 --notstrict --nochanges --notempty pwpolicy consumer --minlen=6 --minquality=1 --notstrict --nochanges --emptyok pwpolicy luks --minlen=6 --minquality=1 --notstrict --nochanges --notempty %finish

 

Step 6: Set up and Configure NFS

I’ve already written a separate article with detailed description and steps to put in and configure each NFSv4 and NFSv3 server. Therefore I shall be very transient right here:

Set up nfs-utils rpm required to configure NFS

[root@centos-8 ~]# dnf -y set up nfs-utils

Under are the directories I plan to share for my Linux kickstart server.
Right here /ks accommodates the kickstart configuration file
and /photographs accommodates the RHEL 8 ISO content material for set up

[root@centos-8 ~]# cat /and many others/exports

/ks

*(ro,sync,no_root_squash)

/photographs

*(ro,sync,no_root_squash)

Re-export the shares

[root@centos-8 ~]# exportfs -r

Print the obtainable shares

[root@centos-8 ~]# exportfs -v

/ks

(sync,wdelay,cover,no_subtree_check,sec=sys,ro,safe,no_root_squash,no_all_squash)

/photographs

(sync,wdelay,cover,no_subtree_check,sec=sys,ro,safe,no_root_squash,no_all_squash)

Allow and begin the nfs-server.service. Right here since we’re utilizing NFSV4, now we have not began or put in rpcbind.
You may learn extra at: Step-by-Step Information to put in and configure NFSv4 and NFSv3 server & consumer in RHEL/CentOS 7/8

[root@centos-8 ~]# systemctl allow nfs-server --now

Ensure nfs-server service up and operating

[root@centos-8 ~]# systemctl standing nfs-server
● nfs-server.service - NFS server and companies
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nfs-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
  Drop-In: /run/systemd/generator/nfs-server.service.d
           └─order-with-mounts.conf
   Lively: 

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(exited) since Solar 2020-04-19 19:49:17 IST; 6h in the past Course of: 31119 ExecStopPost=/usr/sbin/exportfs -f (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Course of: 31117 ExecStopPost=/usr/sbin/exportfs -au (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Course of: 31116 ExecStop=/usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd 0 (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Course of: 31144 ExecStart=/bin/sh -c if systemctl -q is-active gssproxy; then systemctl reload gssproxy ; fi (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Course of: 31132 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Course of: 31131 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/exportfs -r (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Foremost PID: 31144 (code=exited, standing=0/SUCCESS) Apr 19 19:49:17 centos-8.instance.com systemd[1]: Beginning NFS server and companies... Apr 19 19:49:17 centos-8.instance.com systemd[1]: Began NFS server and companies.

We’re all achieved with the steps to setup PXE boot server to carry out community based mostly set up in Linux. Utilizing kickstart because the mode of set up we even have configure kickstart server on the identical node.

Subsequent we are going to carry out VirtualBox PXE Boot Set up on the Consumer Digital Machine

 

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Step 7: Carry out VirtualBox PXE Boot Set up

I’ll share the steps to carry out VirtualBox PXE Boot set up as I’m not utilizing bodily {hardware} right here. “Power ON” the consumer digital machine and press “F12” to pick boot machine

 

You’re going to get a listing of Boot machine choices in addition from, I’ll press ‘l‘ in addition from LAN

Configure kickstart server | PXE boot server | RHEL/CentOS 8

 

Within the subsequent display, DHCP request is distributed utilizing the primary NIC card. The consumer will ship a broadcast request to all of the servers round within the community searching for an IP Deal with.
As quickly as the published request reaches our PXE boot server (additionally configured as DHCP server), it is going to launch an IP handle
You may see under set of messages in your PXE boot server. I’m utilizing journalctl to view the system messages

Apr 20 01:49:14 centos-8.instance.com dhcpd[30897]: DHCPOFFER on 10.10.10.100 to 08:00:27:83:1e:2a by way of eth1
Apr 20 01:49:15 centos-8.instance.com dhcpd[30897]: DHCPDISCOVER from 08:00:27:83:1e:2a by way of eth1
Apr 20 01:49:15 centos-8.instance.com dhcpd[30897]: DHCPOFFER on 10.10.10.100 to 08:00:27:83:1e:2a by way of eth1
Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com dhcpd[30897]: Wrote 2 leases to leases file.
Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com dhcpd[30897]: DHCPREQUEST for 10.10.10.100 (10.10.10.12) from 08:00:27:83:1e:2a by way of eth1
Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com dhcpd[30897]: 

DHCPACK on 10.10.10.100 to 08:00:27:83:1e:2a by way of eth1

Configure kickstart server | PXE boot server | RHEL/CentOS 8

 

As soon as the consumer will get the IP Deal with, subsequent it is going to search of PXE boot recordsdata utilizing TFTP.
At this stage you need to see under logs in /var/log/messages on the PXE boot Server (additionally used as TFTP boot server)

Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com systemd[1]: Began Tftp Server.
Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com in.tftpd[19710]: 

Consumer ::ffff:10.10.10.100 completed pxelinux/pxelinux.0

Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com in.tftpd[19711]:

Consumer ::ffff:10.10.10.100 completed pxelinux/ldlinux.c32

Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com in.tftpd[19722]:

Consumer ::ffff:10.10.10.100 completed pxelinux/pxelinux.cfg/default

Apr 20 01:49:17 centos-8.instance.com in.tftpd[19723]:

Consumer ::ffff:10.10.10.100 completed pxelinux/boot.msg

Apr 20 01:49:30 centos-8.instance.com in.tftpd[19732]:

Consumer ::ffff:10.10.10.100 completed pxelinux/vmlinuz

Apr 20 01:49:36 centos-8.instance.com in.tftpd[19734]:

Consumer ::ffff:10.10.10.100 completed pxelinux/initrd.img

Configure kickstart server | PXE boot server | RHEL/CentOS 8

 

if the whole lot is appropriate, you need to get the BOOT MENU which you had created utilizing boot.msg file.

As quickly as you press “1“, the community based mostly set up would begin utilizing kickstart configuration file. Here’s a screenshot of my consumer digital machine after profitable set up.

Configure kickstart server | PXE boot server | RHEL/CentOS 8

 

Lastly I hope the steps from the article to configure kickstart server and PXE boot server on Linux was useful. So, let me know your options and suggestions utilizing the remark part.

 
References:
Carry out Community Primarily based Set up utilizing PXE Boot Server

 

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