How to setup pfSense DHCP to PXE Boot LTSP


  • I just wanted to leave this here for those who are setting up a Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) server.  If you follow LTSP install notes, they assume you are using the LTSP server as the DHCP server as well.  In my environment, my pfSense machine is already doing DHCP, so I wanted to configure it to handle PXE booting.

    Here is what I did using:
    pfSense 2.1.3-RELEASE (i386)
    FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p16

    From the drop down menu select Services > DHCP server

    Click LAN tab

    Click TFTP server “Advanced” button
    TFTP Server: (I entered the IP address of my LTSP server)
    192.168.1.100

    Click Enable network booting “Advanced” button

    Enable network booting checkbox  (make sure the box is checked)

    IP address of next server: (I entered the IP address of my LTSP server)
    192.168.1.100

    filename:
    ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0

    Enter the root-path-string:
    /opt/ltsp/i386


  • Can this be done with a spacewalk instance too?


  • @mikej2007:

    I just wanted to leave this here for those who are setting up a Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) server.  If you follow LTSP install notes, they assume you are using the LTSP server as the DHCP server as well.  In my environment, my pfSense machine is already doing DHCP, so I wanted to configure it to handle PXE booting.

    Here is what I did using:
    pfSense 2.1.3-RELEASE (i386)
    FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p16

    From the drop down menu select Services > DHCP server

    Click LAN tab

    Click TFTP server “Advanced” button
    TFTP Server: (I entered the IP address of my LTSP server)
    192.168.1.100

    Click Enable network booting “Advanced” button

    Enable network booting checkbox  (make sure the box is checked)

    IP address of next server: (I entered the IP address of my LTSP server)
    192.168.1.100

    filename:
    ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0

    Enter the root-path-string:
    /opt/ltsp/i386

    Hi,

    doesnt installing LTSP require DHCP server to be installed too & configured? would be helpful if you can let me know how you did that?