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Using HTTP IPv6 Boot to Install a Linux OS on Lenovo ThinkSystem Severs

Planning / Implementation

12 May 2021
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HTTP Boot is an application based on client-server communication. It combines the DHCP, DNS, and HTTP protocols to provide the ability to installl an operating system over the network. This new capability can be utilized as a higher-performance replacement for TFTP-based on PXE Boot methods of network deployment.

This paper provides a brief introduction to the HTTP Boot mechanism, instructions on setting up the HTTP Boot server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2, and step-by-step instructions on how to install an operating system on a Lenovo® ThinkSystem™ server using HTTP Boot.

This paper is intended for IT administrators. Readers are expected to have the basic knowledge of network deployment.

Table of Contents

Setting up the HTTP IPv6 Boot server
OS installation demonstration via UEFI IPv6

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