[Planetlab-devel] Re: [Planetlab-users] Help needed regarding site
chris at maxgigapop.net
Fri Oct 17 12:12:15 EDT 2008
> Please take this discussion to the devel mailing list (already
> cc'd). At one point we (and others) had PXEboot working, but
> that code was never officially part of MyPLC. *Would be great to
> include it once and for all, if you (or someone else) would step
> up to contribute this functionality! In the mean time, you
> either need to boot from CD or a USB key.
Thanks for the quick response. Once I become more familiar with how
the system works in general, I would be interested in working on this.
Do you have any pointers to the old PXEboot work?
PXEboot might be very helpful in my environment, as my nodes are
likely to be spread around the Washington DC metro area at different
POPs and be connected to each other by a regional optical network
testbed (via dynamically provisioned circuits).
It sure would be a lot easier to copy a new image to a tftp server and
reboot a node, as opposed to driving to a POP and putting a new CD in.
We already run dhcpd/tftpd on many of our control PCs anyways, so this
would certainly be a nice option. :-)
On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:56:05AM -0400, Marc Fiuczynski wrote:
> On Oct 17, 2008, at 11:50 AM, Chris Tracy wrote:
> Is it also true that the nodes must boot from CD in a private MyPLC
> deployment?* Or is this only true in the global planetlab network..?
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