boot linux from san or nas storage device

Dear Experts:

Iam having a HP server HP DL 380 G5, Iam  planning to purchase storage device still not decided san or nas device, is it possible to boot the debian or ubuntu linux from the san or nas device please suggest if possible, Thanks in advance.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

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.

Yes, I'm sure you can setup a bootable to NAS with a network card boot so no cd would be required.

For SAN, you might have to make a bootable thumbdrive, or CD-ROM to kick start it.

Technically you can but practically you should not go with this approach.

You should keep the configuration as simple as possible. You should use storage to store the data only. Data should always be safe. You can build your system with fresh OS within 1 hour max.

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

This is useful for workstations for uniformity, not recommended for a server, just put a hard disk in the server and store the data and the bootable for the workstations on the NAS.

For PXE Booting your desktops to linux for diskless workstations.
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

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.