pxe boot

IN order to user pxe  boot, my network card should support? Do I  need to do anything on BIOS?
mokkanAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ShrColCommented:
Yes your network card must support and sometimes it needs to be enabled in the Bios. You also might need to put it in the boot order.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
mokkanAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the quick reply. How can I verify that my network card is supporting PXE boot?
0
ShrColCommented:
Is it motherboard integrated or an expansion card?
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

mokkanAuthor Commented:
It is motherboard integrated card
0
ShrColCommented:
In which case have a look at the board, note the make and model then check on the manufacturers website. The specs / manual will let you know. In some cases a Bios update is needed to make PXE work correctly, that could also be found on the website.
0
mokkanAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help. If it doesn't work I will put another card and will try to boot from there. What do you think?
0
ShrColCommented:
Yes that should be fine also, however most newer on-board cards should support it.
0
naykamCommented:
Im pretty sure anything newer than about 2003 would support it. Usually just needs enabling in BIOS
0
mokkanAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I will check the BIOS and will give you the update.
0
naykamCommented:
It may be worth doing a BIOS upgrade as well.

Check the manufactures website for latest firmware
0
mokkanAuthor Commented:
I'm running sun java workstation w1100z and I went to bios option and it doesn't have any option regarding network card. Also, when it was boot up, there was a otpion to boot from network. Does it mean my network card(built it) supports pxe?
0
ShrColCommented:
Yes, if you see a message when booting then it should be capable of it. On some main boards pressing F12 during startup will prompt a PXE boot.
0
mokkanAuthor Commented:
Thank you,  I pressed F12 and it went for network request, and then from the boot menu I got

CD ROM
HARD DRIVE
Removable Devices

There is no option to go for pxe or fro network card?
0
ShrColCommented:
Sounds like your Bios needs an update, or network boot needs to be enabled in the bios. I would double check the settings first then check the manufacturers site for an update if you have no joy. Can you post the make and model of the board?
0
vivigattCommented:
I googled and found this page:

http://www.sun.com/desktop/workstation/w1100z/downloads.jsp

In order to enable/install PXE on your computer (well, is a java workstation a computer?), it seems that you must get this component:

https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=W2100z-1100z-2.5-A-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI

PXE for your device was introduced first in this component:

https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=W2100z-2.1-A-G-F@CDS-CDS_SMI

However, I am not sure that PXE has been widely tested/used with java workstations.
You may have a hard time finding a suitable network boot program that can run on your hardware.

What are you actually trying ti achieve ?

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.