3.3. Adding PXE Hosts

After configuring the network server, the interface as shown in Figure 3-2 is displayed.

Figure 3-2. Add Hosts

The next step is to configure which hosts are allowed to connect to the PXE boot server. For the command line version of this step, refer to Section 3.3.1 Command Line Configuration.

To add hosts, click the New button.

Figure 3-3. Add a Host

Enter the following information:

Ignore the Snapshot name and Ethernet options. They are only used for diskless environments. For more information on configuring a diskless environment, refer to Chapter 4 Diskless Environments for details.

3.3.1. Command Line Configuration

If the network server is not running X, the pxeboot utility, a part of the system-config-netboot package, can be used to add hosts which are allowed to connect to the PXE server:

pxeboot -a -K <kickstart> -O <os-identifier> -r <value> <host>

The following list explains the options:

For more information on command line options available for the pxeboot command, refer to the pxeboot man page.