2.2. Installing Software on the PXE Server¶
Next, you are supposed to install the necessary software on the PXE server. First of all, you need to install a Linux operating system on the server. There are no specific requirements for which operating system to use, so you can choose any (e.g., CentOS 6 or Fedora 17).
Once your system is up and running, install the following packages:
httpd(Install this package only if you plan to deploy the PXE and HTTP servers on the same physical server.)
dhcp(Install this package only if you plan to deploy the PXE and DHCP servers on the same physical server.)
Assuming that your PXE server is running an RHEL-like operating system, you can use the
yum utility to install the packages:
# yum install tftp-server dhcp httpd syslinux