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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      [[http://​www.intel.com/​labs/​manage/​wfm/​wfmspecs.html/​|PXE]] boot. For [[http://​www.linuxbios.org/​|LinuxBIOS]] ​    ​systems,​ [[http://​www.etherboot.org/​|Etherboot]] is used instead.
 +         
 +  - DHCP
 +
 +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. ​     ​
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