Installing SLES on a ThinkSystem Server using kISO and PXE BootPlanning / Implementation

27 Mar 2018
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Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) is an efficient way to boot Lenovo® servers without local media or storage. With the PXE protocol, the server boots from an image stored elsewhere on the network.

This document describes how to use PXE boot when performing a fresh installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4 or SLES 12 SP2 on a Lenovo ThinkSystemâ„¢ server. The installation uses both the standard golden master (GM) ISO image plus a custom kISO (Kernel Update ISO) image, developed specifically for ThinkSystem servers, which include updated kernel, drivers and libraries.

The paper is for IT specialists and architects looking for ways to install SLES onto ThinkSystem servers. It assumes that the reader has some experience with Linux commands and with installing SLES using normal installation processes. F:\Projects\External Papers\LP0864 - Installing SLES using PXE Boot [Huaisheng Ye]

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Building a PXE server
Installing SLES from kISO and GM images with PXE boot

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