Each diskless client must have its own snapshot directory on the NFS server that is used
as its read/write file system. The Network
Booting Tool can be used to create these snapshot
After completing the steps in Section 4.4 Finish Configuring the
Diskless Environment, a window appears to allow hosts to be
added for the diskless environment. Click the New button. In the dialog shown in Figure 4-1, provide
the following information:
Hostname or IP Address/Subnet —
Specify the hostname or IP address of a system to add it as a host
for the diskless environment. Enter a subnet to specify a group of
Operating System — Select the
diskless environment for the host or subnet of hosts.
Serial Console — Select this
checkbox to perform a serial installation.
Snapshot name — Provide a
subdirectory name to be used to store all of the read/write content
for the host.
Ethernet — Select the Ethernet
device on the host to use to mount the diskless environment. If the
host only has one Ethernet card, select eth0.
Ignore the Kickstart File option. It is
only used for PXE installations.
Figure 4-1. Add Diskless Host
In the existing snapshot/ directory in
the diskless directory, a subdirectory is created with the
Snapshot name specified as the file name.
Then, all of the files listed in snapshot/files and snapshot/files.custom are copied copy from the
root/ directory to this new