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After configuring the network server, the interface as shown in Figure 14-2 is displayed.
The next step is to configure which hosts are allowed to connect to the PXE boot server. For the command line version of this step, refer to Section 14.3.1 Command Line Configuration.
To add hosts, click the New button.
Enter the following information:
Hostname or IP Address/Subnet — Enter the IP address, fully qualified hostname, or a subnet of systems that should be allowed to connect to the PXE server for installations.
Operating System — Select the operating system identifier to install on this client. The list is populated from the network install instances created from the Network Installation Dialog.
Serial Console — Select this option to use a serial console.
Kickstart File — Specify the location of a kickstart file to use such as http://server.example.com/kickstart/ks.cfg. This file can be created with the Kickstart Configurator. Refer to Chapter 10 Kickstart Configurator for details.
Ignore the Snapshot name and Ethernet options. They are only used for diskless environments.
If the network server is not running X, the pxeboot utility, a part of the redhat-config-netboot package, can be used to add hosts which are allowed to connect to the PXE server:
pxeboot -a -O <os-identifier> -r <value> <host>
The following list describes the options:
-a — Specifies that a host is to be added.
-O <os-identifier> — Replace <os-identifier> with the operating system identifier as defined in Section 14.2 PXE Boot Configuration.
-r <value> — Replace <value> with the ram disk size
<host> — Replace <host> with the IP address or hostname of the host to add.