1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

booting a vm image from a pc over the network

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by madman045, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

    271
    3
    49
    Is it possible, using either vmware server or virtual server 2005 r2, to boot from a pc over the network a vm image?

    So if i have a pc, without anything except a network card and it boot from PXE and loads the first available XP image from the server?

    Is this possbile?

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: 70-270, 70-290, PRINCE2 Foundation, VCA-DCV & VCA-DT
    WIP: MCSA 2008, VCP5-DCV, ITIL V3
  2. zimbo
    Honorary Member

    zimbo Petabyte Poster

    5,215
    98
    181
    Please could you clear what you trying to do.

    What i think you asking is, is it possible to run VM machine with images in a network enviroment then allow a client to use images from that server and install a OS?

    If so yes - assuming the software side of things is ok - RIS,DNS,DHCP, Permissions
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  3. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    6,199
    125
    199
    I think that this is the sort of thing that you are looking for.

    It's a full solution mind you.

    8)
     
  4. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

    271
    3
    49
    Thanks guys, zimbo what i mean is actually run the vm on the client pc as if i was running it locally, so no install

    Like thin clients and a citrix box, they log in like rdp via network boot, but i want the clients to run an xp vm, or have several running and they use the 1st available one.
     
    Certifications: 70-270, 70-290, PRINCE2 Foundation, VCA-DCV & VCA-DT
    WIP: MCSA 2008, VCP5-DCV, ITIL V3

Share This Page

Loading...