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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1993 13:55 CDT
From: Barry Margolin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1993 12:40 EDT
Question: given that step 2) does a si:full-gc, etc., is the
netboot core, FEP:>NETBOOT-CORE-GENERA-8-3.LOAD, sufficient to
boot our site configured world?
Should be. I think a netboot core can be used to boot any world
that uses the same microcode.
One thing to watch out for is that a typical ethernet segment can only
handle three or four machines netbooting at the same time before it
starts getting too congested and the netboot clients get confused. I
have our G and I machines set up with autoboot delays such that they
netboot in sets of four -- it's great for those 2 a.m. power outages.
Another bit of hard-earned advice: Make sure you have a netboot core,
flods, microcode, and some paging space on *each* disk of multidisk
machines. That way if one disk conks out you can still netboot a world
and possibly recover.
- From: Barry Margolin <barmar@Think.COM>