Adding CloneZilla to your existing PXE deployment model

Firstly, thanks again to Gavin Spurgeon for his assistance with getting this solution working smoothly.

Two days ago I wrote an article about setting up PXE network booting. This is very useful when it comes to quick provisioning with Kickstarts or other utilities.
You can find my article here if you’d like to run through setting up PXE in your environment.

In this article, I’ll be covering for those Windows usersĀ amongst you, how to use CloneZilla (Open Source alternative to Symantec Ghost) combined with PXE to quickly deploy your company Standard Operating Environments (SOE’s).

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Creating a PXE Deployment server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

If you currently don’t have any structured means of managing deployments of Standard Operating Environments (SOE’s) in your organization, I seriously urge you to read on as learning how to deploy images over a network connection will save you a huge amount of time.

This guide will walk you through setting up a PXE boot server for you to deploy any form of network bootable operating systems.

A bit of background on this topic as to new users this will or is already a very confusing topic.
For starters, there is no such software called a “pxe server”. A PXE implementation is simply a combination of DHCP and a normal TFTP Server. The reason it is called PXE is because this is an acronym for “Preboot Execution Environment”.

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