3.1 Installing Oracle VM Server for x86 from PXE Boot

In deployments where multiple systems must be installed, it is common to perform a network-based installation by configuring target systems to load a PXE boot image from a TFTP server configured on the same network. This deployment strategy typically suits environments where many Oracle VM Server instances are to be installed on x86 hardware at once.

This section describes some of the basic configuration steps required on a single Oracle Linux server that is set up to provide all of the services needed to handle a PXE boot environment. There are many different approaches to the architecture and choices of software required to service PXE boot requests. The information provided here is intended only as a guideline for setting up such an environment.