[nova] Spawning instance that will do PXE booting

Cedric Lemarchand yipikai7 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 20:01:05 UTC 2021

We faced the same use case, and we end up doing something like this:

- disable security on the network provider (or on the instance port where
pxe boot is needed)
- deploy or rescue the intance with an ipxe image


On Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 23:36 Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> In order to test OCI [1] within OpenStack itself, I would need my
> instances to do PXE booting. This would be with something like this on
> the qemu command line:
> qemu-system-x86_64 -boot n
> I believe this would also mean setting-up network cards that can do PXE
> booting, like the e1000, which Qemu supports.
> If that is possible, then I would setup DHCP + tftp-hpa on another
> instance, wired on the same private network.
> Your thoughts? Is this possible?
> Cheers,
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)
> [1]
> https://salsa.debian.org/openstack-team/debian/openstack-cluster-installer
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