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PXE boot of ESXi on Cisco UCS

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | 7 Comments

Recored a video today of vSphere ESXi doing a PXE boot on Cisco UCS

Enjoy



Rodos

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  1. Can you provide some details behind this? I've was working on getting this to work today as well and had hit a few problems.

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  2. definitely send some details about how you did it

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  3. I was also wondering if this is fully supported by VMWare. I have heard that PXE is only experimentally supported right now. Cna you comment on that?

    Thank you!!

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  4. Rodos, thanks for the continued great UCS coverage.

    As Aaron asked, does anyone know if this is supported by VMware yet? Here is a VMware Tech Note that talks about how to do it but it mentions that ESXi PXE boot is experimental: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsp_4_pxe_boot_esxi.pdf

    Also wondering if ESXi PXE boot is a supported option on Cisco UCS with Palo adapters?

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  5. As far as I knows is still experimental.

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  6. I was able to get this working on UCS and yes it is still considered experimental. I've followed up with VMware directly and seems like they acknowledge a number of challenges with the stateless model in general which they are working on correcting. I'd venture a guess to hear a fully supported statelss modle to be coming out early next year.

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  7. Sorry to dig this up again, but has anyone got some details on how to get the nuts and bolts of this working?

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