Most managed servers boot from their default network boot interface automatically as the final step of a load operation. However, you must manually boot any managed server that was discovered through the OS or manual discovery processes. The N1 System Manager is not able to boot these systems automatically from the network.
This procedure describes the steps that are required to ensure that servers do not boot from their default network boot interface after a load operation. Once you follow these steps, you will need to manually boot the managed server when the load operation completes.
Access the N1 System Manager command line on the management server.
To install a given OS profile on a managed server and not boot that server automatically, set the manualnetboot option to true.
For a single managed server, use the following form of the load server command with the manualnetboot option:
N1-ok> load server server-name osprofile osprofile-name ip ip-address networktype static manualnetboot="true"
For a group of managed servers, use the following form of the load group command:
N1-ok> load group group-name osprofile osprofile-name ip ip-addresss networktype static manualnetboot="true"
If you load the OS profile through the browser interface, check the “Enable Manual Net Boot” option in the wizard.