punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

PXE Server

This week has been full of win, work-wise, as I have learned to set up and maintain a PXE server which for you non-geeks out there: imagine being able to install an operating system on a blank hard drive, all set up the way you want, just by booting up the server and walking away for about 20 minutes. Wala! Instant computer. Not only that, I got it to run an operating system without a local hard drive if I needed (although you'll have to reload it again when you reboot), which allowed me to run various tools without having to fumble around for CDs. I can also get the system to wipe its own drives for security reasons. All from just changing a few text files.

Sadly, no one is impressed except me. I didn't do it to impress, I did it mainly for job skills, but still, being told "well, that technology has been around for years," by the other admin here was kind of a bummer.

But now I am adding this to my job skills, so nyaa.
Tags: linux, pxe
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