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Chapter 30. Setting Up an Installation Server

The following steps must be performed to prepare for a network installation:
  1. Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS) server to export the installation tree.
  2. Configure the files on the tftp server necessary for network booting.
  3. Configure which hosts are allowed to boot from the network configuration.
  4. Start the tftp service.
  5. Configure DHCP.
  6. Boot the client, and start the installation.

30.1. Setting Up the Network Server

First, configure an NFS, FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS server to export the entire installation tree for the version and variant of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to be installed. Refer to Section 4.1, “Preparing for a Network Installation” for detailed instructions.