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 directories.
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
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 directory.