PXE boot spanning multiple subnets (VLAN)

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  1. ricetea
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    ricetea Registered Member

    Hi,

    Could anyone get Snap Deploy PXE server to work across multiple subnets (VLAN)? I have Cisco 2600 router and Cisco Cat switch. IP HELPER-ADDRESS is used on the router and DHCP works fine across VLANs but when PXE is booted, it could not get an IP and exits. Please help if you could get Snap Deploy PXE server to work across multiple subnets? I'm using the latest build.

    Thanks,
    - Patrick
  2. Acronis Support
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Hello Patrick,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Complete System Deployment Software.

    In order to specify the network parameters manually, please boot each computer you want to deploy from PXE Server and hit F11 key when the boot menu appears. As you get Linux Kernel Settings prompt, please add quiet if=eth0 ip=x.x.x.x dns=x.x.x.x gw=x.x.x.x mask=x.x.x.x (provide the IP) parameter to the end of the Linux kernel command line and click OK. Then continue operation as usual.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
  3. ricetea
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    ricetea Registered Member

    The client PXE could not even get to the Acronis menu for me to hit F11 key. Why do I have to do that anyway? Could it just pick up the DHCP address for that VLAN like everything else? Is there an automatic way instead of manual like you mentioned?
  4. Acronis Support
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Hello Patrick,

    Please submit a request for technical support. Please provide a detailed description of your network along with the link to this thread in your request. We will certainly try to provide you with a possible solution.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
  5. doxenberg
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    doxenberg Registered Member

    What kind of hardware are you trying to deploy to? What version number of PXE is the target computer at?
  6. bswaby
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    bswaby Registered Member

    on your cisco switch make sure you have the following things turned on

    ip helper-address pxeServerIPAddress
    ip helper-address dhcpServerIPAddress
    ip dhcp relay information trusted

    the only other command you might need for multicast is

    ip pim dense-mode
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