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The following procedures assume that you are booting the installation media from one of the following sources:
Oracle VM software CD or DVD set (minimum version 3.0) (internal or external CD/DVD)
Oracle VM software CD or DVD set (minimum version 3.0) .iso DVD image or KickStart image (network repository)
The following requirements must be met before you perform the Oracle VM PXE installation:
Note - KickStart is an automated installation tool. It enables a system administrator to create a single image containing the settings for some or all installation and configuration parameters that are normally provided during a typical Oracle VM installation. Typically, a KickStart image is placed on a single network server and read by multiple systems for installation.
If you are using a KickStart image to perform the installation, you must:
Create a KickStart file.
Create the boot media with the KickStart file or make the KickStart file available on the network.
To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, you must:
Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP) server to export the installation tree.
Configure the files on the TFTP server necessary for PXE booting.
Configure the server MAC network port address to boot from the PXE configuration.
Configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).