• Hello,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to create a iPXE Menu Option on the FOG Server to service all network booted machines to another PXE server on the same subnet?

    I have an old PXE server that is already configured and that has it’s own images / kickstart files. I don’t really want to give up on this server after moving into the FOG environment. This old PXE server is still in the same subnet, I have just changed the “next-server” address to point to our FOG server in DHCP.

    Ultimately I want to have a menu option in the iPXE Menu that “forwards” the client of an unregistered FOG host to this server and have them boot from there. I was interested if anyone has done something like this before.

    Maybe all the work is just on the DHCP server by forwarding specific MAC addresses to my old PXE server.

    Let me know if you have anything in mind or any questions.

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    @kyl said in Multiple PXE Servers:

    Currently I am using chain to point menu items to the pxe boot files residing on another server. I know that this isn’t what FOG is made for, but it’s working for me and that’s all I can ask for.

    That is the beauty of FOG and open source software. FOG is flexible enough to support doing things that it was never designed to do. Case in point the articles related to pxe booting your fav OS installer. That’s not related to FOG, but can be done with a little skill.


  • @george1421 @Sebastian-Roth Thanks for the replies. I decided to take another route using the iPXE command chain.

    Currently I am using chain to point menu items to the pxe boot files residing on another server. I know that this isn’t what FOG is made for, but it’s working for me and that’s all I can ask for.

    I have been following this thread from a while back (https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/14521/ipxe-menu-and-image-storage) in junction with post about using FOG to pxe boot into installer images. (https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/10944/using-fog-to-pxe-boot-into-your-favorite-installer-images)

  • Moderator

    @kyl Can you post the values of dhcp options 66 and 67 needed to boot into your legacy pxe boot server?

  • Senior Developer

    @kyl You should be able to “forward” (chainload) to another PXE server using the iPXE command chain. Just give it a try and see what happens.

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