pxe boot for ipv6 only machine not working on vmware
bs at stepladder-it.com
Fri Jul 1 13:41:51 CEST 2016
"S, Shilpashree 1. (Nokia - IN/Bangalore)" <shilpashree.1.s at nokia.com>
> We have a case to install machine with ipv6 only using pxe boot.
bad news for you: PXE as per the Intel specs is IPv4 only. Intel wants
people to move from BIOS (and as such, PXE as a BIOS extension) to UEFI
and has shown absolutely no intention to add IPv4 support to PXE.
Your options are
- to use UEFI with a suitable module to boot via IPv6, which pretty
much defeats your use case for PXE to install the machine,
- to use IPv4 to set up the machine, possibly in an installation-only
- to forget about network based install and use IPMI or similar to
install from an ISO image used through a "virtual DVD drive".
None of these options are particularly enticing, and yes, I've been
rather frustrated by that myself, and more than once.
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