can't use wakeonlan to bring up server, hanging on PXE waiting for boot file name
Posted on 2011-10-28
I'd like to be able to use wakeonlan from one linux server to bring up another linux server. Problem is, the client wants to do a PXE boot and waits for a boot file name (I guess from the DHCP server) and never falls back to booting from it's local HDD. Is there a DHCP option I'm missing, or something else that will tell the client to fall back to a local boot?
For information, my DHCP server is windows server 2008, and I have no PXE servers on the network that would be able to service this kind of request. I only want to use wakeonlan to power the machines up without having to be in the same room as them, not for remote deployment or anything. Don't know the model of NIC on the clients off the top of my head, but can find out if it would help.