Your Linux Data Center Experts
Configuring a PXE Server for FUN! (Maybe profit)
PXE is a network booting protocol. It allows computers to request an operating system over the network and boot from it, without needing to touch its internal disk. Potential applications for PXE booting include:
Diskless computers, having their OS on a central server for easy management
Easy and Fast OS installs without the Need for a CD
Quick Access to a Linux rescue environment for quick problem solving and data recovery
Access to utilities like Memtest and Disk Checking
Sound like a useful tool! It is! Once you experience the ease and convenience of network booting, you will never want to go back.
To go further check out my quick slideshow and then follow on to the wiki for notes on exact commands and configuration snippets.