DHCP Configuration

PXE booting leverages DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) on a network to enable computers to perform a network boot. When a client PXE boots, it sends a DHCP broadcast to the network. This broadcast is a request for IP address configuration information but also uniquely indicates that the client is PXE-capable and is seeking to boot from the network.

If the local subnet does not contain a PXE server which can respond to the broadcast, the client needs additional information to direct its request to the PXE server.

This can be done in two ways:

This option requires modifications to the configuration of your DHCP scopes.

This option requires modifications to networking hardware to route specific traffic to the PXE server.

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