The versatile networkboot loader iPXE

Future

With more ideas, you can easily create comprehensive automation solutions. For example, a script can continually restart the installation environment until the server is successfully installed. Multiple stage installations, that first boot a number of firmware updates and then start the installation, are also possible.

Beyond Linux support, the author of iPXE also offers Wimboot [12], a solution for booting .wim images for Windows PE over a network [13]. One thing is certain: The huge potential that iPXE offers invites users to experiment and automate.

The Author

Schlomo Schapiro http://go.schapiro.org/schlomo is a systems architect and open source evangelist who works for ImmobilienScout24 http://www.immobilienscout24.de in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of various open source projects and is committed to an agile mindset and DevOps-oriented culture in IT.

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