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#76 walker

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:31 PM

Congratulations for the topic !!
Unfortunately I'm still a beginner and I don't understand the procedures fine. :lol:
My scenario is: a xp pc (server) and 2client diskless to use as 2 htpc......
how can I configure everything? :lol:
Help :lol: step by step ...if it is possible
Thanks!!


Sorry for my English
:lol: :lol:

#77 sanbarrow

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:50 PM

Walker - when I first found this topic I did not understand anything either - but understanding came while reading.
Best start from the first post and work your way through it

good luck

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:24 AM

Congratulations for the topic !!
Unfortunately I'm still a beginner and I don't understand the procedures fine. :lol:
My scenario is: a xp pc (server) and 2client diskless to use as 2 htpc......
how can I configure everything? :lol:
Help :lol: step by step ...if it is possible
Thanks!!


Sorry for my English
:lol: :lol:
Hello Walker,
Step by step procedure is there http://erwan.labalec.fr/iscsi/.
Which part does not work for you?

Regards,
Erwan

#79 LevT

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 05:20 PM

Hi

Anybody tried ZFS baсked targets instead of Starwind for gPXE boot?

i.e. Opensolaris, with both target daemons iscsitgtd and iscsi/target
or FreeNAS, with a freebsd target?

I experience issues especially with gPXE initiator and have no clue how to debug

ZFS rocks!
http://blog.laspina....ware-vmfs-store
http://blog.laspina....covery_with_zfs
http://blog.laspina....ovisioning_with


2sanbarrow

please pay attention at Sun Unified Storage http://www.sun.com/s...e/resources.jsp
looks like a charm, being a good target for devirtualization :lol:

#80 LevT

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:35 PM

this thread just helped me
http://bbs3.chinauni...568367-1-1.html

it still won't boot automatically, only with manual
sanboot iscsi:blah-blah-blah...

#81 sanbarrow

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 03:10 AM

2sanbarrow

please pay attention at Sun Unified Storage http://www.sun.com/s...e/resources.jsp
looks like a charm, being a good target for devirtualization


nice - already have one of those running now - thanks for the tip

Ulli

#82 erwan.l

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:29 PM

Hello Gents,

Just a small update to the procedure boot over iscsi found here http://erwan.labalec.fr/iscsi :

You can skip the dhcp/tftp server by using a boot disk (floppy or cdrom) made by gpxe.
Indeed, this part is not always indeed as you need an additional software / server.

Go to http://rom-o-matic.n...matic/build.php ,
choose floppy image as output format,
choose pcnet as NIC Type,
tick time_cmd and digest_cmd,
and use the following embedded script :

#!gpxe
echo "Greetings! Hit Ctrl-C to bail out."
sleep 5
echo "Going to DHCP on primary network adapter"
ifopen net0
dhcp net0
set keep-san 1
sanboot iscsi:192.168.1.100::::w2k8
boot

Use this boot disk on your physical computer or in your virtual image.
Now the booting computer will go straight to your iscsi target to fetch the O.S.

Voila...

Erwan

#83 bilou_gateux

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

Note: I had difficulties booting iSCSI, connection timeout. After long investigations, I found out that this was due to XP firewall blocking port 3260. You need either to allow StarwindService application, or to allow port 3260 TCP. Once this port is allowed, everything boots very well!


Connecting Through Windows Firewall (Windows XP with SP3: The Windows Firewall is enabled by default):
netsh firewall add allowedprogram "%ProgramFiles%\Rocket Division Software\StarWind\StarWindService.exe" "Rocket Division StarWind iSCSI Service" ENABLE
command will be on a single line!

I have the same issue (BSOD) as described by both ktp and Michel Belleau when trying to boot Windows XP Professional SP3.
[edit]
an update of the NIC driver after Initiator boot and sanbootconf install. NIC service reverted to START= 3 and had to be START= 0
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Still BSOD after change...

All my settings on the DHCP/TFTP/PXE/target server side are correct as i can successfully boot MOA 2.4 as described by sanbarrow in post #41.

@erwan
Could you include the new gpxe-1.0.1-undi.pxe release in your IPTools package.
Not sure which custom settings do you apply to the standard we can build http://www.rom-o-mat...ib/rom-o-matic/
and you should not add m$ boot files to your IPTools package.

Could you export "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CriticalDeviceDatabase" of a successfull boot of Windows XP Embedded or Pro via iSCSIboot and post.
I would like to compare with mine.

Edited by bilou_gateux, 16 August 2010 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:18 AM

Your erwan link is broken...

I made a new how-to build iSCSI Boot Windows systems.

http://windowsdiskless.wordpress.com

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#85 bilou_gateux

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Your erwan link is broken...

 

http://labalec.fr/erwan/?page_id=113



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Articles refreshed :

Install Windows 7 / 2008 (and up) directly to ISCSI with gPXE
http://labalec.fr/erwan/?page_id=113

http://labalec.fr/erwan/?page_id=180
How to create an image of a running windows (xp, 2003 and up) and boot it on SAN using an ISCSI target and gPXE

They now both use Tiny PXE Server (http://reboot.pro/to...tiny-pxe-server)

/Erwan




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