By default, all WAN boot logging messages are displayed on the client system. This default behavior enables you to quickly debug any installation issues.
If you want to record boot and installation logging messages on a system other than the client, you must set up a logging server. If you want to use a logging server with HTTPS during the installation, you must configure the WAN boot server as the logging server.
To configure the logging server, follow these steps.
Copy the bootlog-cgi script to the logging server's CGI script directory.
# cp /usr/lib/inet/wanboot/bootlog-cgi \ log-server-root/cgi-bin
Specifies the cgi-bin directory in the logging server's web server directory
Change the permissions of the bootlog-cgi script to 755.
# chmod 755 log-server-root/cgi-bin/bootlog-cgi
Set the value of the boot_logger parameter in the wanboot.conf file.
In the wanboot.conf file, specify the URL of the bootlog-cgi script on the logging server.
For more information about setting parameters in the wanboot.conf file, see To Create the wanboot.conf File.
During the installation, boot and installation log messages are recorded in the /tmp directory of the logging server. The log file is named bootlog.hostname, where hostname is the host name of the client.
The following example configures the WAN boot server as a logging server.
# cp /usr/lib/inet/wanboot/bootlog-cgi /opt/apache/cgi-bin/ # chmod 755 /opt/apache/cgi-bin/bootlog-cgi
After you set up the logging server, you can optionally set up the WAN boot installation to use digital certificates and security keys. See (Optional) Protecting Data by Using HTTPS for instructions about how to set up the security features of a WAN boot installation.