Multiple Bootable KBEs on one Thumb Drive
We have an extremely large environment and we cannot enable PXE on some networks. I currently have bootable KBEs on thumb drives that boot directly to the needed RSA for that building. I'm looking at getting all of these on one since we're about to spin up another six RSA's, and I would like to prevent the techs from carrying multiple thumb drives.
I just found this out, and they would like to have something by next week. I looked at a few third party tools that should take care of this, but I'm wondering if anyone else has done something similiar?
Yumi sounds like it would work. Has anyone used it?
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I ended up using yumi. It was an extremely simple setup, and it looks to be working so far.
I created my boot environments using the KBE manipulator and setting the static IP for each RSA. After is was created I navigated to Deployments>Boot Environments and selected my KBE. I then selected "Download bootable ISO for this Boot Environment" for each of my KBEs.
The link above pretty much covered everything. I did select "Try Unlisted ISO (GRUB)" for the distribution. After clicking create everything was working.
After booting to the drive I wasn't too happy with the default menus it provided. I found this link that described how to customize it some more to match what our company is looking for.
For the most part everything is self explanatory. I created my background. I then adjusted my menus to match what I needed. In the \multiboot directory edit the syslinux.cfg file. This is the first menu that you will see.
This may be too much info. If you do not want it customized you can skip all of this.
label Replication Shares menu label Replication Shares -> MENU INDENT 1 KERNEL /multiboot/grub.exe APPEND --config-file=/multiboot/menu/menu.lst label K2000 Appliance menu label K2000 Appliance -> MENU INDENT 1 KERNEL /multiboot/grub.exe APPEND --config-file=/multiboot/menu/menu1.lst