Project Description

Create a utility that will simplify setup a SLES machine to be a PXE boot server. This will include installing and setting up tftp, dhcp client/server, nfs server, and vsftp server. Selecting, mounting, exporting, ISO and kiso images for PXE installation and setting up PXE boot menus.

Current State: building as a separate utility. Has some bugs in the area of setting up and taking down the environment.

Goal for this Hackweek

1) Add support for SLE Micro and ALP (Dolomite) iso images.

2) Combine *GRUB.xml & *UEFI.xml autoyast files

3) I would like to add a feature that either sets the default boot item, or only adds one entry, so if the user isn't able to get to/see the menu, the correct option will boot when the machine PXE boots.

4) I would like to look into adding support for http boot.

5) I would also like to look into the Cobbler project: https://cobbler.github.io/

6) Any other suggestions are welcome.

Resources

https://build.suse.de/package/show/Devel:System_Kit:9.0/configInstServer

This project is part of:

Hack Week 23 Hack Week 21

Activity

  • 4 months ago: yagowap liked this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "installation-images" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "installation" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "httpboot" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "cobbler" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond started this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "testing" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "pxelinux" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "certification" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "bash" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond added keyword "autoyast" to this project.
  • 4 months ago: csalmond originated this project.

  • Comments

    • socon
      4 months ago by socon | Reply

      This is the perfect use case for Dolomite.

      Wouldn't it be better to use Metal3 instead of Cobbler? More future proof, SUMA would benefit from the transition from Cobbler to Metal3

      • csalmond
        4 months ago by csalmond | Reply

        Thanks for your input

    • csalmond
      4 months ago by csalmond | Reply

      Completed #1, 2, & 3.