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interesting PXE setup?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fishtail, Mar 31, 2015.

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  1. fishtail

    fishtail Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2015

    Here's my "dream" setup for PXE, hoping it will pique interest of DHCP/PXE gurus out there.

    I have a Windows 2008 R2 serving up DHCP addresses.
    I have an FTP server that has firmware and configuration for Polycom phones.

    I want to setup my environment so that -

    - when I boot a phone or a computer without an OS, it will boot to a PXE server (Ubuntu 14.10)
    - this PXE server will have a menu, "I am a phone", "Installing Windows" or "Install Ubuntu", with a five second timer. If no choice is made, I'd assume it's a phone and boot to FTP server
    - if the user chooses "Installing Windows", it will then boot to Dell KACE (k2000) virtual appliance
    - if the user chooses "Installing Ubuntu", it will boot into Ubuntu ISO

    Thoughts? Advise? Think it's doable?

    Thanks much for your kind attention!
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