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  1. Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    Hi

    I tried it with no sucsess

    David



  2. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI SAN
    hardware.
    Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as your SAN
    hardware vendor

    It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"

    rgds,
    Edwin.

    "David J" wrote in message
    news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > I tried it with no sucsess
    >
    > David
    >
    >




  3. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    Hi



    Can you be a bit more specific?



    - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my storage

    - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN

    - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was instructed on
    article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173



    - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with the
    current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    configurations missing on the DHCP server side



    Any help appreciated



    David

    "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI SAN
    > hardware.
    > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as your SAN
    > hardware vendor
    >
    > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    >
    > rgds,
    > Edwin.
    >
    > "David J" wrote in message
    > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I tried it with no sucsess
    >>
    >> David
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  4. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    David,

    to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware vendor, as it
    needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.

    so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI boot
    supported on my server ?"

    really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading bios),
    the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to connect
    to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when sucsesful
    loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login on the
    iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI initiator of
    the OS.

    iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if not...
    than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)

    rgds,
    Edwin.




    "David J" wrote in message
    news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    >
    >
    > Can you be a bit more specific?
    >
    >
    >
    > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my storage
    >
    > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    >
    > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was instructed

    on
    > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    >
    >
    >
    > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with the
    > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    >
    >
    >
    > Any help appreciated
    >
    >
    >
    > David
    >
    > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI SAN
    > > hardware.
    > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as your SAN
    > > hardware vendor
    > >
    > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    > >
    > > rgds,
    > > Edwin.
    > >
    > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >> Hi
    > >>
    > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    > >>
    > >> David
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  5. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    just as an alternative, there are PXE-iSCSI-boot servers...

    the way it work si that the "Boot server" connects iSCSI to your Array
    and your "booting server" boots using PXE/TFTP from this boot server.....
    (so this is not iSCSI booting !!)

    effectively you are booting PXE/TFTP from an iSCSI array using a boot server

    it is kind-a "Half-Way-House"

    an example of this (and there are many, many more... just google it) is:
    http://www.emboot.com/products_netBoot-i.htm

    HTH,
    _Edwin.

    "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    news:%23YhLxA1%23GHA.2340@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > David,
    >
    > to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware vendor, as

    it
    > needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.
    >
    > so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI boot
    > supported on my server ?"
    >
    > really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading bios),
    > the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to

    connect
    > to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when

    sucsesful
    > loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login on the
    > iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    > windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI initiator

    of
    > the OS.
    >
    > iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    > hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if not...
    > than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)
    >
    > rgds,
    > Edwin.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "David J" wrote in message
    > news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > Hi
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Can you be a bit more specific?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my storage
    > >
    > > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    > >
    > > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was instructed

    > on
    > > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with the
    > > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    > > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Any help appreciated
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > David
    > >
    > > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    message
    > > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI SAN
    > > > hardware.
    > > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as your

    SAN
    > > > hardware vendor
    > > >
    > > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    > > >
    > > > rgds,
    > > > Edwin.
    > > >
    > > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > >> Hi
    > > >>
    > > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    > > >>
    > > >> David
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  6. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    David,

    we are probably talking about different iSCSI initiators here...

    just for my info, can you post the link the the beta program for this ?

    appreciated
    Edwin.

    "David J" wrote in message
    news:OWDYlGB$GHA.360@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks for all the help
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > I'm referring to the new Microsoft ISCSI initiator beta that supports
    > booting with your network adapter without requiring HBA
    >
    > The attached document describes how to configure your DHCP in order to

    make
    > it work with PXE.
    >
    > As i said before probably I'm missing some configuration on the DHCP
    > server's side
    >
    >
    >
    > Do you have and experience with that kind of technology?
    >
    >
    >
    > David
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    > news:uidO$V1%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > just as an alternative, there are PXE-iSCSI-boot servers...
    > >
    > > the way it work si that the "Boot server" connects iSCSI to your Array
    > > and your "booting server" boots using PXE/TFTP from this boot

    server.....
    > > (so this is not iSCSI booting !!)
    > >
    > > effectively you are booting PXE/TFTP from an iSCSI array using a boot
    > > server
    > >
    > > it is kind-a "Half-Way-House"
    > >
    > > an example of this (and there are many, many more... just google it) is:
    > > http://www.emboot.com/products_netBoot-i.htm
    > >
    > > HTH,
    > > _Edwin.
    > >
    > > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    message
    > > news:%23YhLxA1%23GHA.2340@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >> David,
    > >>
    > >> to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware vendor,

    as
    > > it
    > >> needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.
    > >>
    > >> so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI

    boot
    > >> supported on my server ?"
    > >>
    > >> really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading
    > >> bios),
    > >> the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to

    > > connect
    > >> to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when

    > > sucsesful
    > >> loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login on
    > >> the
    > >> iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    > >> windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI

    initiator
    > > of
    > >> the OS.
    > >>
    > >> iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    > >> hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if
    > >> not...
    > >> than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)
    > >>
    > >> rgds,
    > >> Edwin.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "David J" wrote in message
    > >> news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > >> > Hi
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > Can you be a bit more specific?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my

    storage
    > >> >
    > >> > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    > >> >
    > >> > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was
    > >> > instructed
    > >> on
    > >> > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with

    the
    > >> > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    > >> > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > Any help appreciated
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > David
    > >> >
    > >> > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    > > message
    > >> > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >> > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI

    SAN
    > >> > > hardware.
    > >> > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as your

    > > SAN
    > >> > > hardware vendor
    > >> > >
    > >> > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    > >> > >
    > >> > > rgds,
    > >> > > Edwin.
    > >> > >
    > >> > > "David J" wrote in message
    > >> > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >> > >> Hi
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >> David
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >>
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >




  7. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    I cant post a link because its in the connect web site (microsoft beta web
    site) but i can send you the initiator though if you want

    David


    "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    news:eeHDv2a$GHA.4680@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > David,
    >
    > we are probably talking about different iSCSI initiators here...
    >
    > just for my info, can you post the link the the beta program for this ?
    >
    > appreciated
    > Edwin.
    >
    > "David J" wrote in message
    > news:OWDYlGB$GHA.360@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks for all the help
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I'm referring to the new Microsoft ISCSI initiator beta that supports
    >> booting with your network adapter without requiring HBA
    >>
    >> The attached document describes how to configure your DHCP in order to

    > make
    >> it work with PXE.
    >>
    >> As i said before probably I'm missing some configuration on the DHCP
    >> server's side
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Do you have and experience with that kind of technology?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> David
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    >> news:uidO$V1%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> > just as an alternative, there are PXE-iSCSI-boot servers...
    >> >
    >> > the way it work si that the "Boot server" connects iSCSI to your Array
    >> > and your "booting server" boots using PXE/TFTP from this boot

    > server.....
    >> > (so this is not iSCSI booting !!)
    >> >
    >> > effectively you are booting PXE/TFTP from an iSCSI array using a boot
    >> > server
    >> >
    >> > it is kind-a "Half-Way-House"
    >> >
    >> > an example of this (and there are many, many more... just google it)
    >> > is:
    >> > http://www.emboot.com/products_netBoot-i.htm
    >> >
    >> > HTH,
    >> > _Edwin.
    >> >
    >> > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    > message
    >> > news:%23YhLxA1%23GHA.2340@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> >> David,
    >> >>
    >> >> to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware vendor,

    > as
    >> > it
    >> >> needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.
    >> >>
    >> >> so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI

    > boot
    >> >> supported on my server ?"
    >> >>
    >> >> really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading
    >> >> bios),
    >> >> the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to
    >> > connect
    >> >> to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when
    >> > sucsesful
    >> >> loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login on
    >> >> the
    >> >> iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    >> >> windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI

    > initiator
    >> > of
    >> >> the OS.
    >> >>
    >> >> iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    >> >> hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if
    >> >> not...
    >> >> than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)
    >> >>
    >> >> rgds,
    >> >> Edwin.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "David J" wrote in message
    >> >> news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > Hi
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Can you be a bit more specific?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my

    > storage
    >> >> >
    >> >> > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    >> >> >
    >> >> > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was
    >> >> > instructed
    >> >> on
    >> >> > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with

    > the
    >> >> > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    >> >> > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any help appreciated
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > David
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in
    >> > message
    >> >> > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI

    > SAN
    >> >> > > hardware.
    >> >> > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as
    >> >> > > your
    >> > SAN
    >> >> > > hardware vendor
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > rgds,
    >> >> > > Edwin.
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > > "David J" wrote in message
    >> >> > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> >> > >> Hi
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >> David
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >>
    >> >> > >
    >> >> > >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  8. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    no need to post it, I will get it from the connect web site.

    Just want to make sure that if there is a new iSCSI initiator ... that I
    "play" around with it...

    :-)


    "David J" wrote in message
    news:%23H5jWSl$GHA.4808@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > I cant post a link because its in the connect web site (microsoft beta web
    > site) but i can send you the initiator though if you want
    >
    > David
    >
    >
    > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    > news:eeHDv2a$GHA.4680@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > David,
    > >
    > > we are probably talking about different iSCSI initiators here...
    > >
    > > just for my info, can you post the link the the beta program for this ?
    > >
    > > appreciated
    > > Edwin.
    > >
    > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > news:OWDYlGB$GHA.360@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > >> Hi
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Thanks for all the help
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> I'm referring to the new Microsoft ISCSI initiator beta that supports
    > >> booting with your network adapter without requiring HBA
    > >>
    > >> The attached document describes how to configure your DHCP in order to

    > > make
    > >> it work with PXE.
    > >>
    > >> As i said before probably I'm missing some configuration on the DHCP
    > >> server's side
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Do you have and experience with that kind of technology?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> David
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    message
    > >> news:uidO$V1%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > >> > just as an alternative, there are PXE-iSCSI-boot servers...
    > >> >
    > >> > the way it work si that the "Boot server" connects iSCSI to your

    Array
    > >> > and your "booting server" boots using PXE/TFTP from this boot

    > > server.....
    > >> > (so this is not iSCSI booting !!)
    > >> >
    > >> > effectively you are booting PXE/TFTP from an iSCSI array using a boot
    > >> > server
    > >> >
    > >> > it is kind-a "Half-Way-House"
    > >> >
    > >> > an example of this (and there are many, many more... just google it)
    > >> > is:
    > >> > http://www.emboot.com/products_netBoot-i.htm
    > >> >
    > >> > HTH,
    > >> > _Edwin.
    > >> >
    > >> > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    > > message
    > >> > news:%23YhLxA1%23GHA.2340@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> David,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware

    vendor,
    > > as
    > >> > it
    > >> >> needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI

    > > boot
    > >> >> supported on my server ?"
    > >> >>
    > >> >> really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading
    > >> >> bios),
    > >> >> the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to
    > >> > connect
    > >> >> to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when
    > >> > sucsesful
    > >> >> loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login

    on
    > >> >> the
    > >> >> iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    > >> >> windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI

    > > initiator
    > >> > of
    > >> >> the OS.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    > >> >> hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if
    > >> >> not...
    > >> >> than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)
    > >> >>
    > >> >> rgds,
    > >> >> Edwin.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "David J" wrote in message
    > >> >> news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > Hi
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Can you be a bit more specific?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my

    > > storage
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was
    > >> >> > instructed
    > >> >> on
    > >> >> > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address

    with
    > > the
    > >> >> > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    > >> >> > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Any help appreciated
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > David
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in
    > >> > message
    > >> >> > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and

    iSCSI
    > > SAN
    > >> >> > > hardware.
    > >> >> > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as
    > >> >> > > your
    > >> > SAN
    > >> >> > > hardware vendor
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from

    iSCSI"
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > rgds,
    > >> >> > > Edwin.
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > > "David J" wrote in message
    > >> >> > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > >> >> > >> Hi
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >> David
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >>
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> > >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  9. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    Edwin - actually, it is iSCSI booting. The iSCSI session parameters are
    passed in during the PXE/TFTP session, but after that, PXE/TFTP is
    done, and it is all iSCSI boot. If the NICs are equipped with iSCSI
    option ROMs (from the NIC vendor, or from info in BIOS, or NVRAM on the
    NIC, or from emBoot), then PXE/TFTP is completely bypassed - and then
    no need to use 2/3 of the services that emBoot provides, just the
    netBoot/i or winBoot/i service.

    Steve Marfisi
    emBoot Inc.
    ..
    Edwin vMierlo wrote:
    > just as an alternative, there are PXE-iSCSI-boot servers...
    >
    > the way it work si that the "Boot server" connects iSCSI to your Array
    > and your "booting server" boots using PXE/TFTP from this boot server.....
    > (so this is not iSCSI booting !!)
    >
    > effectively you are booting PXE/TFTP from an iSCSI array using a boot server
    >
    > it is kind-a "Half-Way-House"
    >
    > an example of this (and there are many, many more... just google it) is:
    > http://www.emboot.com/products_netBoot-i.htm
    >
    > HTH,
    > _Edwin.
    >
    > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in message
    > news:%23YhLxA1%23GHA.2340@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > David,
    > >
    > > to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware vendor, as

    > it
    > > needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.
    > >
    > > so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI boot
    > > supported on my server ?"
    > >
    > > really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading bios),
    > > the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to

    > connect
    > > to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when

    > sucsesful
    > > loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login on the
    > > iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    > > windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI initiator

    > of
    > > the OS.
    > >
    > > iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    > > hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if not...
    > > than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)
    > >
    > > rgds,
    > > Edwin.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > > Hi
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Can you be a bit more specific?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my storage
    > > >
    > > > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    > > >
    > > > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was instructed

    > > on
    > > > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with the
    > > > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    > > > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Any help appreciated
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > David
    > > >
    > > > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    > message
    > > > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI SAN
    > > > > hardware.
    > > > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as your

    > SAN
    > > > > hardware vendor
    > > > >
    > > > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    > > > >
    > > > > rgds,
    > > > > Edwin.
    > > > >
    > > > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > > >> Hi
    > > > >>
    > > > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    > > > >>
    > > > >> David
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >



  10. Re: Has anyone tried the new ISCSI boot beta version???

    thanks for clarifying this !

    rgsd,
    Edwin.



    wrote in message
    news:1164604073.685842.309460@l12g2000cwl.googlegr oups.com...
    > Edwin - actually, it is iSCSI booting. The iSCSI session parameters are
    > passed in during the PXE/TFTP session, but after that, PXE/TFTP is
    > done, and it is all iSCSI boot. If the NICs are equipped with iSCSI
    > option ROMs (from the NIC vendor, or from info in BIOS, or NVRAM on the
    > NIC, or from emBoot), then PXE/TFTP is completely bypassed - and then
    > no need to use 2/3 of the services that emBoot provides, just the
    > netBoot/i or winBoot/i service.
    >
    > Steve Marfisi
    > emBoot Inc.
    > .
    > Edwin vMierlo wrote:
    > > just as an alternative, there are PXE-iSCSI-boot servers...
    > >
    > > the way it work si that the "Boot server" connects iSCSI to your Array
    > > and your "booting server" boots using PXE/TFTP from this boot

    server.....
    > > (so this is not iSCSI booting !!)
    > >
    > > effectively you are booting PXE/TFTP from an iSCSI array using a boot

    server
    > >
    > > it is kind-a "Half-Way-House"
    > >
    > > an example of this (and there are many, many more... just google it) is:
    > > http://www.emboot.com/products_netBoot-i.htm
    > >
    > > HTH,
    > > _Edwin.
    > >
    > > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    message
    > > news:%23YhLxA1%23GHA.2340@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > > David,
    > > >
    > > > to be more specific "iSCSI boot" is supported by your hardware vendor,

    as
    > > it
    > > > needs BIOS to boot ... iSCSI BIOS to be specific.
    > > >
    > > > so, pick up the phone, call your hardware vendor, ask them "is iSCSI

    boot
    > > > supported on my server ?"
    > > >
    > > > really, the machine boots (nothing with windows yet, we are loading

    bios),
    > > > the machine needs an iSCSI initiator installed in the BIOS/NVRAM, to

    > > connect
    > > > to your iSCSI SAN..... still nothing to do with windows yet, when

    > > sucsesful
    > > > loading this hardware specific iSCSI code, and when sucsesful login on

    the
    > > > iSCSI SAN, it can start the boot process of the os (this is
    > > > windows/OSloader) and transfers the iSCSI control to the iSCSI

    initiator
    > > of
    > > > the OS.
    > > >
    > > > iSCSI boot MUST be implemented on you
    > > > hardware/motherboard/BIOS/what-ever-the-hardware-vendor-chooses, if

    not...
    > > > than you are not able to boot with iSCSI, (nothing to do with PXE)
    > > >
    > > > rgds,
    > > > Edwin.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > > news:e8eRBs0%23GHA.4704@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > > > > Hi
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Can you be a bit more specific?
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > - I installed the ISCSI Initiator and connected to a LUN on my

    storage
    > > > >
    > > > > - I've copied the OS to the from the local disk to the LUN
    > > > >
    > > > > - I've configured option 017 (Root Path) in my DHCP as I was

    instructed
    > > > on
    > > > > article http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4173
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > - my machine supports PXE boot but it not receiving IP address with

    the
    > > > > current DHCP configuration. I assume that probably there are some
    > > > > configurations missing on the DHCP server side
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Any help appreciated
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > David
    > > > >
    > > > > "Edwin vMierlo" wrote in

    > > message
    > > > > news:eXbOtj0%23GHA.4388@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > > > > iSCSI boot is 100% dependent on your (server) hardware, and iSCSI

    SAN
    > > > > > hardware.
    > > > > > Ensure you involve both your server hardware vendor as well as

    your
    > > SAN
    > > > > > hardware vendor
    > > > > >
    > > > > > It is not a matter of "install this, and you can boot from iSCSI"
    > > > > >
    > > > > > rgds,
    > > > > > Edwin.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > "David J" wrote in message
    > > > > > news:Ol5wSi0%23GHA.4356@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > > > >> Hi
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> I tried it with no sucsess
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >> David
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >>
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >




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