PortFast impact on DHCP/PXE clients
Posted on 2012-03-28
I didn't where This question should go, it is a mixture of Portfast, PXE,Imaging software and DHCP:
First I need to know if the clients that are configured for PXE boot, whether they should have a static IP or Dynamic IP?
For instance if an image software is somewhere in the network and we need to make clients boot in PXE mode, do we need first to prestage those clients in the Imaging software.
Regarding Imaging software and PXE, if a client doesn't have any OS at all, just bare metal, would this be able to boot in PXE and connect to the imaging software?
Knowing that most of the environment use DHCP to handout IPs at least for workstations.
Does that mean all access ports on the switch need to be configured with Portfast, if so why Cisco didn't enable portfast automatically right after you configure a port as an access port?