Ayuda de vídeo de Screencast
Symantec to Separate Into Two Focused, Industry-Leading Technology Companies. Learn more.

PXE boot and DHCP

Created: 12 Sept 2012 • Updated: 22 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
Se ha solucionado este problema. Vea la solución.

I have a number of systems using DS 7.1 that I would like to image. We are using PXE boot and DHCP to begin the boot process.

Our environment is over 200 computers and a variety of different functions for computers.

When we boot using DHCP, the notification server presents the MAC address as the host name. Is there a way to make sure that computer "test" with an ip of lets say 10.10.1.10 gets it name and ip each time it boots? Our issue is that with over 200 machines, how do we know what machine is what by looking at a MAC address in the notification server?

Comentarios ComentariosIr al último comentario

el cuadro de los Sachin_Joshi5

Hello,

You can use predefined computer functionality here.

1. You have a to import a list that has machine names, MAC Address.
2. Then set pxe preboot image for predefined computers on NBS general settings page.
3. Boot machines into pxe, they will automatically get the name assigned that is associated with MAC address in .csv list & boot in PXE environment.
4. Now all machines will reflect  with computername & IP(DHCP assigned) in NS console.
 

Csv file format

;Name MAC Address 
Linux1 xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
Rhel6.1S xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
Sachin

SOLUCIÓN
el cuadro de los ianatkin

The advice above is sound, but I am curious -could you give a screen shot of what you are seeing? When I boot unknown machines with DS7.1 into WinPE from PXE, I get names of 'minitn-xxx'.

Kind Regards,
Ian./

Ian Atkin, IT Services, Oxford University, UK

Connect Etiquette: "Mark as Solution" those posts which assist you most in resolving your problem, and give a thumbs up to useful articles and downloads

el cuadro de los Thomas Baird

We also have a report that helps you to "find" computers based on various options, including IP, MAC, UUID, and Serial#

Thomas Baird
Enthusiast for making things better!

 

el cuadro de los SysAdmin_D

@Thomas Baird

May I ask where that erport is? New to SMP and am just getting into image deployments and scripted installs. That would certainly helpful. And any Best Practice link for Deployment Solution would go a long way. Thanks.