After configuring the network server, the interface as shown in Figure 3-2 is displayed.
The next step is to configure which hosts are allowed to connect to the
PXE boot server. For the command line version of this step, refer to
Section 3.3.1 Command Line Configuration.
To add hosts, click the New button.
Enter the following information:
Hostname or IP Address/Subnet —
The IP address, fully qualified hostname, or a subnet of
systems that should be allowed to connect to the PXE server for
Operating System — The operating
system identifier to install on this client. The list is populated
from the network install instances created from the
Network Installation Dialog.
Serial Console — This option allows
use of a serial console.
Kickstart File — The location
of a kickstart file to use, such as
This file can be created with the
Kickstart Configurator. Refer to Chapter 2 Kickstart Configurator for details.
Ignore the Snapshot name and
Ethernet options. They are only used for diskless
environments. For more information on configuring a diskless
environment, refer to Chapter 4 Diskless Environments for details.
If the network server is not running X, the pxeboot
utility, a part of the system-config-netboot
package, can be used to add hosts which are allowed to connect to the
pxeboot -a -K <kickstart> -O <os-identifier> -r <value> <host>
The following list explains the options:
-a — Specifies that a host is to be
<kickstart> — The
location of the kickstart file, if available.
<os-identifier> — Specifies the
operating system identifier as defined in Section 3.2 PXE Boot Configuration.
— Specifies the ram disk size.
<host> — Specifies the
IP address or hostname of the host to add.
For more information on command line options available for the
pxeboot command, refer to the
pxeboot man page.