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Boot from Fibre Channel
2013-04-12, 20:14
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Boot from Fibre Channel

Came across gPXE then found iPXE which sounds like it does exacley what I want it to do.

Which is have a central SAN/storage device for my media PCs (which double up as ESXi hosts). Then using a simple PHP script tell the client to either boot the Windows 7 image or the ESXi image.

So far I have setup pfSense with a DHCP server, setup TFTP on a Ubuntu VM with my custom iPXE file to embed a file from my web server which also passes the mac address across to the web server.

This works perfectly, and can't believe how quickly I got this set up Big Grin

Now I have hit a road block as I don't really know where to go from here, I have a bunch of Qlogic QLE2460 Fibre HBAs and a Fibre switch
My plan is to install Openfiler on my file server as this supports Fibre

How can I boot an ESXi installer iso, and install it to a Fibre target?
Is this even possible with iPXE?

Any help would be greatly appreciated Smile

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Boot from Fibre Channel - nry - 2013-04-12 20:14
RE: Boot from Fibre Channel - mcb30 - 2013-04-15, 13:25
RE: Boot from Fibre Channel - nry - 2013-04-16, 09:59

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