PXE booting from Cisco Router
Posted on 2009-07-08
I am trying to get dhcp clients to pxe boot via our cisco 1811 router. I would like to use the router as the pxe server for the initial connection due to various issues that will not allow other solutions. The router is setup with an ip of 10.59.120.1 255.255.255.0. The dhcp pool for the clients is setup as follows:
ip dhcp pool testpool
network 10.59.120.0 255.255.255.0
option 60 ascii "PXEClient"
I have the bootfile located on the router's flash card (flash: initrd). I have made sure that ip bootp server is enabled on the router and that spanning-tree portfast is enabled on the port that the dhcp client is connected to.
I currently get an ip address of 10.59.120.2 255.255.255.0 when trying to pxe boot, however I then get the error PXE-E55: ProxyDHCP service did not reply to request on port 4011.
Is there something I am missing in my config? Is it even possible to do what I am trying to do?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.