Set Ipxe Menu selected Item conditionally
I know how to select a IPXE item menu by default through the web console.
I would like to know if we can select an item by default when the host is not registered and another if the host is ?
I can’t see a way to do it in http://@fogserverIP/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php.
Thanks for your time.
Forget about it. It seems there is no easy way to do it and it’s not a big deal even if this kind of boot menu isn’t set up.
Thanks for your guidance.
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In the web console>iPXE Menu Customization, when I change the fog.local item menu from “All Hosts” to “Registered Hosts” and sets it to default, it become the default setup for the “Not registered Host” menu fog.reginput too.
@george1421 Ok. I think I understand how it works. Let me try to resume :
When you call this url http://<fog_server_ip>/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php?mac=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, the boot.php file (located in /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/boot.php) will get the host informations through the mac address then create a personalized boot menu
This function can be found in /var/www/fog/lib/fog/bootmenu.class.php.
So it seems I should try to modified this file to change the default selected item depending on the host is registered or not ?
@tatanas I have not tested this so I’m only giving an idea.
You can setup a fog ipxe menu as a default menu.
You can setup a fog ipxe menu to only be displayed when a host is unregistered or a host is registered.
These are two different actions so I would think you could combine them to get the desired results.
There is an easy way to test and confirm. Create the two ipxe menus as I mentioned. Then get a mac address of a computer that is already registered.
from a windows browser call up this url for an unregistered host.
Search the page for the word default.
Now call up the same url with a registered host mac address
Again search for the word default. This should give you the menu for the registered host. Again I have not tested this but this is how it should work.