Red Hat Satellite Blog: December 2015 archives

  • New feature in Satellite 6.1.5: PXE-less discovery

    Provisioning in PXE-less or DHCP-less environments is a common scenario in the enterprise and Satellite 6 offered Bootdisk plugin to solve this problem partially. The Satellite 6.1.5 feature erratum introduces PXE-less discovery which is a great alternative with much broader hardware support. Starting today, it is possible to boot provisioned hosts from the Discovery image directly as a CDROM/DVDROM ISO that can be also transferred to hard drive or USB stick. Since the Discovery image is based...
    Posted 2015-12-15T13:10:09+00:00 - 16
  • Supported hardware for Satellite 6 Bootdisk plugin

    Bootdisk plugin enables Satellite users to download Host based or Generic host images. These are small ISO images pre-loaded with SYSLINUX which chainloads iPXE. The iPXE firmware is able to load kernels via HTTP, but since there is no PXE (UNDI) involved, hardware iPXE driver must exist for this to work. Unfortunately, not all network cards will work with iPXE, therefore the host-based images cannot be used. The Host image embeds network credentials (IP, gateway, netmask, DNS) therefore DHCP...
    Posted 2015-12-15T12:45:03+00:00 - 3