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sanboot:win2k8_iscsi_install [2010/06/15 18:53]
xfgolden
sanboot:win2k8_iscsi_install [2011/01/22 12:16]
leeph [What to do if the installation can't find the iSCSI disk.]
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 After some curious stuff enter torito and enter. Now it starts of your Windows 2008 DVD.  After some curious stuff enter torito and enter. Now it starts of your Windows 2008 DVD. 
 (May show error if dvd drive is not ready yet. Just try by pressing enter again and again) (May show error if dvd drive is not ready yet. Just try by pressing enter again and again)
 +
 +This is might also work for you, without the PXE menu if you have no HD or boot PXE after your HD boot order
 +Kick off you machine, load some gPXE and press Ctrl+B as it appears. Now do:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +dhcp net0
 +set keep-san 1
 +sanboot iscsi:​192.168.1.11::::​iqn.2007-08.name.dns.target.my:​iscsiboot
 +exit
 +</​code>​
 + 
 +You should now have a message that says insert media and press a key.  Insert your CD and wait a few seconds then press a key
  
 ===== Completing the installation ===== ===== Completing the installation =====
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 - To avoid this problem, you can set the gateway (received from the DHCP server) to the IP of the machine running Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. (or use the "set gateway"​ command from the gPXE console, after the "​dhcp"​ command) - To avoid this problem, you can set the gateway (received from the DHCP server) to the IP of the machine running Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. (or use the "set gateway"​ command from the gPXE console, after the "​dhcp"​ command)
  
-- Alternatively,​ you can install to another software target, and then [[transfer]] the installation to the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target.+- Another way around this is to configure your DHCP server to give the target host as the default gateway for the initial gPXE boot, and then give your normal gateway for the Windows boot proper. This avoids routing the SAN traffic through an IP router when it isn't necessary (in my case, my LAN is gigabit but routing through the gateway reduced effective throughput to 100mbit - not ideal!). Add the following lines to your dhcpd config (to the stanza that defines the host to be booted): 
 + 
 +  if exists user-class and option user-class = "​gPXE"​ { 
 +    option routers <iSCSI target IP>; 
 +  } else { 
 +    option routers <normal default gateway IP>; 
 +  } 
 + 
 + - Alternatively,​ you can install to another software target, and then [[transfer]] the installation to the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target.
  
 ===== What to do if the installation says: "​Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer'​s BIOS menu" ===== ===== What to do if the installation says: "​Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer'​s BIOS menu" =====

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