pboots is a Django project to provide a dynamic web service for booting clients over the network. It currently supports PXELINUX for booting computers depending on their IP-address and the current time. This repository is mainly an draft for one possible way to use the pboots/pxelinux app.
set it up
I assume you have a working PXELINUX (version >= 6) setup on the same server
running this web service (that is not necessary at all, just makes this how-to
a bit easier) and set DHCP-option 209 to
You don't need to set up a hole server-environment to test this, just
cp sample-configs/pboots_locale_settings.py pboots/locale_settings.py, open
it, set a paths for an sqlite-file and enter a hostname and a secret key (any
random combination of ASCII-chars).
You can now run
puthon manage.py syncdb to set up the databases and a
superuser (you will need it later so say
python manage.py runserver 80 you can configure your test-setup by
going to http://your-boot-server-ip/cfg according to
the instructions in pboots/pxelinux/README.md.
Note that the page looks ugly only in testing mode since the img and css files
for Django-admin are missing.
Just take a look on the files in sample-configs, you should get the idea.