1.4 Configuring a Network Installation Server

If you use a Boot ISO or the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) to install systems, you can set up a network installation server to host the RPM packages. This server must have sufficient storage space to host the full Oracle Linux Release 6 installation DVD image (approximately 3.5 GB), and you must configure it to use either HTTP or NFS to serve the image files to the target systems on which you want to install Oracle Linux 6.

The procedures in this section assume that you are configuring an Oracle Linux 6 system as a network installation server. For information about configuring an Oracle Linux 7 system as a network installation server, see the Oracle Linux 7 Installation Guide.

Perform one of the procedures in the following sections to set up an HTTP or NFS server on the system that will act as the network installation server:

You can then set up the network installation server. See Section 1.4.5, “Setting up a Network Installation Server”.

If required, you can configure a network installation server to support installation of a btrfs root file system. See Section 1.4.6, “Modifying a Full DVD Image to Support Brtfs root File System Installation”.

If you want to support PXE client installation, configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) services. See Section 1.4.7, “Configuring DHCP and TFTP Services to Support PXE Clients” or Section 1.4.8, “Configuring Dnsmasq to Support PXE Clients”.