I have been trying to find a nice walkthrough to explain what needs to happen in order to get netboot working. Specifically, our K2000 is not on the same network as the clients we wish to boot to it. Has anybody set this up? What typically needs to happen?

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  • Just spoke to the Kace Management and Developer Team. They do not fully support netbooting across subnets using iphelper. They also do NOT have it in the que for a future feature release. They believe that using an RSA on every vlan is adequate. The only way they will consider this important is based on votes. I found out we have to vote on things like this. I can't believe they consider booting outside of your imaging servers vlan as a "feature". Oh well, it's their rules, we just pay for them....

    Please vote here: http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717-k2000/suggestions/1687565-mac-netbooting-across-subnets

    Without the votes, it WILL NOT happen.
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http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/Discussion-on-booting-using-MacBoot-from-a-subnet-other-than-where-the-K2000-appliance-resides?action=artikel&cat=66&id=1016&artlang=en

I would also read the following thread.  There is some extra information there you don't need, but there is also a discussion of getting around netboot subnet restrictions.  http://www.itninja.com/question/mac-imaging

Answered 06/13/2012 by: philologist
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  • If you just want a general overview, you can also search for netboot in the K2K admin guide.
  • If the KACE doc guys ever read this, it did take a significant amount of effort to track down this information. It would help if the documentation here was updated: http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/Mac-OS-X-Imaging-overview-and-troubleshooting, and especially if it pointed at the link above rather than just saying it exists somewhere on the support site. ; )
  • Just spoke to the Kace Management and Developer Team. They do not fully support netbooting across subnets using iphelper. They also do NOT have it in the que for a future feature release. They believe that using an RSA on every vlan is adequate. The only way they will consider this important is based on votes. I found out we have to vote on things like this. I can't believe they consider booting outside of your imaging servers vlan as a "feature". Oh well, it's their rules, we just pay for them....

    Please vote here: http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717-k2000/suggestions/1687565-mac-netbooting-across-subnets

    Without the votes, it WILL NOT happen.
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be advised we are having issues with the new macs we just received not working across subnets using the sudo bless something to do with the firmware version.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3846907?start=0&tstart=0

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=25

 

Answered 06/15/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • ust spoke to the Kace Management and Developer Team. They do not fully support netbooting across subnets using iphelper. They also do NOT have it in the que for a future feature release. They believe that using an RSA on every vlan is adequate. The only way they will consider this important is based on votes. I found out we have to vote on things like this. I can't believe they consider booting outside of your imaging servers vlan as a "feature". Oh well, it's their rules, we just pay for them....

    Please vote here: http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717-k2000/suggestions/1687565-mac-netbooting-across-subnets

    Without the votes, it WILL NOT happen.
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You might create an Host (A) entry on your DNS if you haven't already. That's not everything that is necessary, of course.

Other considerations include enabling network booting on your client computer's BIOS, making sure DHCP is functioning correctly, and making sure your K2000 network settings are all correct. When I tried to set mine up the big issue was my DHCP was having problems; once that was fixed I was able to PXE boot. Hope that helps!

Answered 06/13/2012 by: Ultimation
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  • I'm pretty sure they are working with Macs and Netboot. It uses a similar theory, but works a bit differently than PXE for Windows clients. There is a limitation on Mac netboot that it only works on the local subnet, so you have to implement some workarounds, whether they choose to use IP helper addresses and some forwarding, or third party tools. It's a limitation of Netboot.
  • Just spoke to the Kace Management and Developer Team. They do not fully support netbooting across subnets using iphelper. They also do NOT have it in the que for a future feature release. They believe that using an RSA on every vlan is adequate. The only way they will consider this important is based on votes. I found out we have to vote on things like this. I can't believe they consider booting outside of your imaging servers vlan as a "feature". Oh well, it's their rules, we just pay for them....

    Please vote here: http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717-k2000/suggestions/1687565-mac-netbooting-across-subnets

    Without the votes, it WILL NOT happen.
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Just spoke to the Kace Management and Developer Team.  They do not fully support netbooting across subnets using iphelper.  They also do NOT have it in the que for a future feature release.  They believe that using an RSA on every vlan is adequate.  The only way they will consider this important is based on votes.  I found out we have to vote on things like this.  I can't believe they consider booting outside of your imaging servers vlan as a "feature".  Oh well, it's their rules, we just pay for them....

 

Please vote here:  http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717-k2000/suggestions/1687565-mac-netbooting-across-subnets

 

Without the votes, it WILL NOT happen.

Answered 06/20/2013 by: lkalis
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