Set up PXE boot in the ThinkAgile CP Cloud Controller

You can set up a PXE boot server in the ThinkAgile CP Cloud Controller

Complete the following steps to set up PXE Boot in the ThinkAgile CP Cloud Controller:

  1. Log in to the ThinkAgile CP Cloud Controller as an infrastructure admin user.
  2. In the left navigation, click Hardware to display the Hardware Stack page.
  3. Click Show Network Settings and make note of the IP address for the interconnect switch (Hardware Management Network).
  4. SSH into the IP address as user admin. Use the password that was chosen when the hardware was registered with the ThinkAgile CP Cloud Controller.
  5. Run the following command:

    sudo su

    and then re-enter the admin password to gain root privileges, if needed. If this is not the first time PXE has been setup, run the following command:

    rm /etc/dhcp/dhcp-site-custom

    before proceeding to the next step.

  6. Run the following command:

    /usr/share/tacp/ -p <pxe_server> -f <bootfilename>

    • <pxe_server> is the IP address of your PXE server

    • <bootfilename> with the file from which the instance will boot.

  7. On the Profile tab of the instance on which you want to boot to PXE, click Actions > Edit Instance > Edit boot order.
  8. Move the vNIC to the top of the boot order, and click Save.
  9. Start the instance.