2.5. Setting Up an HTTP ServerΒΆ

Now that you have set up the TFTP and DHCP servers, you need to make the Acronis Storage distribution files available for installation over the network. To do this:

  1. Set up an HTTP server. You can also use an existing HTTP server, if you have one.

  2. Copy the contents of your Acronis Storage installation DVD to some directory on the HTTP server (e.g., /var/www/html/astor).

  3. On the PXE server, open the /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default file for editing, and specify the path to the Acronis Storage installation files on the HTTP server.

    Note

    For EFI-based systems, the file you need to edit has the name of /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/efidefault or /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/<PXE_server_IP_address>.

    Assuming that you have the installation files in the /var/www/html/astor directory on the HTTP server with the IP address of 198.123.123.198 and the DocumentRoot directory is set to /var/www/html, you can add the following option to the append line of the default file to make the Acronis Storage files accessible over HTTP:

    inst.repo=http://198.123.123.198/astor
    

    So your default file should look similar to the following:

    default menu.c32
    prompt 0
    timeout 100
    ontimeout ASTOR
    menu title Acronis Storage Boot Menu
    label ASTOR
            menu label Install Acronis Storage
            kernel vmlinuz
            append initrd=initrd.img ip=dhcp inst.repo=http://198.123.123.198/astor