We are attempting to PXE boot from clients obtaining their DHCP lease information from DHCP pools configured on our 4506. The PXE server, and the client are configured in separate VLANs. We have configured option 66 to point to the PXE server IP address, and the bootfile option to point to the PXE boot configuration filename. On the client side SVI, we also have configured the ip helper-address command to point to the PXE server (which also acts as another DHCP server for redundancy).
The PXE boot continuously fails stating it is unable to find the configuration file. If we remove the DHCP pool from the 4506, and allow the client to receive their DHCP lease info from the secondary server (Windows 2k8 - same server as PXE server), they PXE boot with no issues.
We have no problem obtaining DHCP info, just completion of the PXE process... Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!
It would be easier an probably better to use a real DHCP server in that case.
More option need to be configured...capture the dhcp exchange between the client and the PXE server and replicate the options. The bootfile name need's to be in the dhcp offer.