BMC Client Management 12.1 – OS Deployment using PXE

When doing OS Deployment using PXE using PXE usually we will do two task:

When doing OS Deployment using PXE using PXE usually we will do two task:


1.       Capture Image, and


2.       Restore Image


OSD pre-requisite:


1.       OSD Manager (Windows ADK required)


2.       Image repository


3.       Network Boot Listener


4.       DHCP Server




You can following this configuration to do capture image configuration:


    From Wizard menu select “OS Deployment”.


    Select your OSD Manager and click next


    Select WIM Image Capture


    In “Project Parameters” page fill the Name, Architecture, Supported BIOS Type, and Target Drive that you need in your environment. For Operation after installation please select Shutdown option because this is a capture image so we need the device to shutdown the system after this operation finish.


    Select Create a new OS Image or setup to configure how the image will be stored.


        The important thing in Image Parameters page are “Location” and “Connection Parameters”, before doing that we should created a windows sharing folder and make sure credential to access it. We can verify configuration by click “Check Images” and see status whether OK or not.


        Next page “Target List” page where we requested to choose target device. Please choose one of your manage device.


         If you need specific driver for your hardware you can put in “Deployment Drivers” page, click next.


         Choose “Activate” and click “Finish”


        Now put the configuration that just created to the PXE Menu. Right click on PXE Menu and select Create Menu.


          Insert the Menu Name, Scope of the network, Display Time in seconds, Enabled and click OK.


      You will see the new PXE Menu on the right of console window, double click on it for further configuration.


         Click Items tab and click again Add a New Menu Item


        On left of “Select Project to Add”(Available Projects), Select the configuration and click + sign in the middle of the page and click OK.

Now on target device you can reboot the device and make sure device able to boot from network device. When the device start and boot from network New PXE Menu will shown, choose the configuration that created to capture image and hit Enter. Capture System script will run and shutdown the computer when it finish.

In the next part 2 we will configure how to restoring the image using PXE.



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