FAQ ::: TCP/IP & PXE BOOT-PROMs
Here, you find questions and answers regarding TCP/IP BOOT-PROMs
and PXE BOOT-PROMs.
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1. What is the difference between TCP/IP BOOT-PROM
and BootManage TCP/IP BOOT-PROM?
The TCP/IP BOOT-PROM was originally only used for remote
booting diskless client PCs in heterogeneous, TFP/IP based networks.
With the integration into the BootManage product suite,
the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM gained additional functionality, while all functions
of the original version were retained, and the price was even reduced.
At this time, only the BootManage TCP/IP
BOOT-PROM will be delivered. Back to FAQ overview
2. How can I control the behaviour of a TCP/IP
On request, the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM can be customized in
various ways. In the standard configuration, it first tries to boot from
the network. If this fails, or the user aborts the boot process by pressing
a key, the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM
hands back bootstrap control to the PC's system BIOS, so that the PC
tries to boot from the next device in the BIOS boot device list. Should
you require a different configuration, please request the TCP/IP
BOOT-PROM configuration form before ordering, and attach it to your
order. Back to FAQ overview
3. How can I control the behaviour of a PXE
Here, one has to differentiate between a machine with bootix
PXE code and a machine with PXE code of a different manufacturer. The
boot behaviour of the bootix PXE code can be customized accorting to
your requirements. When using a PXE code of a different manufacturer,
this manufacturer defines the PXE code's boot behaviour, and only he
(if at all) can change it. Back to FAQ overview
4. What is the difference between TCP/IP BOOT-PROM
and PXE PROM?
The TCP/IP BOOT-PROM comes with a set of utility programs
that cover all aspects of remote installation and remote boot. It is
not necessary to purchase additional software, however the BootManage
Administrator is a meaningful extension.
The PXE PROM was designed to add PXE capability to non-PXE-equipped PCs
in environments that require a common PC configuration that is based
on PXE. Note that (as opposed to the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM), PXE machines
require additional supporting software (such as the BootManage Administrator)
in order to make use of remote installation or remote boot techniques. Back
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5. Can I use the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM utilities
also for my PXE PROMs?
No. The TCP/IP BOOT-PROM utilities only work in combination
with the TCP/IP BOOT-PROM. To use PXE PROMs in a meaningful way, you
may want to use the BootManage Administrator. Back
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