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The nimbus boot process can be divided broadly into 3 stages. The first stage varies by the type of system while stages two and three are the same for all Nimbus clusters. The stages will be reviewed in order.

  • Stage 1

Stage 1 begins with power on to the node. In systems with a standard BIOS, stage 1 is a PXE boot. For LinuxBIOS systems, Etherboot is used instead.


PXE boot begins by performing DHCP. The master runs a DHCP server daemon whichwill provide a temporary IP address on the boot net and instructions to load the pxelinux.0 binary boot loader. Please see IETF RFC 2131 for details.

slave.txt · Last modified: 2010/04/15 21:18 (external edit)