How to determine what a host boots

Assuming that a client host is configured (in its BIOS) to boot from the NIC, the first point at which we can influence from the server how the client boots is in the DHCP table. A hosts place in the DHCP tables typically changes when it moves from one subnet to another, or when it changes from Windows-only to Linux-only. Generally, in order to use PXE for booting, it must be in a scope that offers the settings we described in .

The second point at which we can influence the client from the server is at the PXE configuration file. At the IWI, this is done with the sethostip command, which takes two parameters: first name of a file already present in /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg, then the hostname. See .

To be continued with exports, hosts.client, /etc/bundle, gen_domainprof, overwrites, addons, NEWDIST, MAKEPARENTDIST etc.etc.