Installing Media Flow Controller with PXE : Preparing Your PXE Server : Setup Instructions

Setup Instructions
There are two parts to setting up PXE for installing Media Flow Controller. First, follow these steps to set up your PXE server, then see the following note for managing the installation software.
1.
Put these two PXE install package files, both have the same <unique ID> string, into your PXE server tree:
rootflop-mfc-<uniqueID>.img
vmlinuz-bootflop-mfc-<uniqueID>
2.
Next, edit the PXE server configuration files on your system to make these available for booting from. For example, if the uniqueID string in the Juniper Networks filenames is 2.1.0, and you place them in a directory named mfc-install, and you want to have the PXE menu for using them be “mfc-install-2.1.0,” then, on a Redhat Linux PXE server, edit pxelinux.cfg/default to add a “LABEL” line, a “kernel” line, and an “append” line like this:
LABEL mfc-install-2.1.0
kernel mfc-install/vmlinuz-bootflop-mfc-2.1.0
append initrd=mfc-install/rootflop-mfc-2.1.0.img panic=10 noexec=off console=ttyS0,9600n8 console=tty0 ramdisk_size=16384 rw
3.
<uniqueLabel> <description text>
Using the values above, this would be like this:
mfc-install-2.1.0 Juniper Networks Media Flow Controller installation
The Media Flow Controller installation image must be accessible to the PXE server. For example, if the machine being installed has the eth0 network connected to a download site, the image file would be on a Web server that is accessible.
Important! The above setup makes it possible to boot up an environment that allows you to install from the actual Media Flow Controller distribution files. There are two files, a matched pair; one is the image*.img file and the other is the manufacture*.img file. You need to put these both in a directory on a Web server so the machine being installed can download the files via HTTP. Example filenames for these are:
image-mfc-2.0.2-rc_5_10705_180.img
manufacture-mfc-2.0.2-rc_5_10705_180.tgz
Note that the image*.img file is the same file you use for upgrades. The easiest thing to do is put these two files into a directory by themselves, and have the directory name reflect the naming of the files. Per this example, the directory name could be mfc-2.0.2-rc_5. Then rename the two files to just image.img and manufacture.tgz. This make it easier later when you have to specify the URL where these files are. When the files have these names, you only need to specify the URL of the directory.

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