The versatile networkboot loader iPXE


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 is a systems architect and open source evangelist who works for ImmobilienScout24 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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