iPXE Presentation

Francois Lacroix, ROM o matic

iPXE Presentation

Brought you by Francois Lacroix

iPXE Key Features

iPXE is free, open-source software licensed under the GNU GPL.

Quick start

The easiest way to start experimenting with iPXE is to use the bootable ISO image, boot from it. You should see the following welcome banner:
You can boot something over the network. Unlike a traditional PXE ROM, iPXE is able to boot over a wide area network such as the Internet. If the machine you are testing is connected to the Internet, you can boot the iPXE demonstration image.

All Kind of build/boot options

  1. Using a boot CD-ROM or USB key
  2. Chainloading from an existing PXE ROM (DHCP)
  3. Replacing an existing PXE ROM
    • Large ROM images support
    • EFI ROM images support

Scripting

Script Sample

			!#ipxe
			dhcp || goto retry_dhcp
			set base-url ${boot-url}/ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64/install
			kernel ${base-url}/netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/linux
			initrd ${base-url}/netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/initrd.gz
			boot || goto failed
		

Scripting

See more sample on robinsmidsrod gist.

WinPE boot

WinPE boot

Pending Feature

Pending Feature

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Community

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