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Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

Does anyone use their CISCO switches/catalyst as their network DHCP server?

If so have you ever tried to build client machines with microsoft RIS on different subnets? We have tried everything and cannot get it to work unless we use one of the Microsoft servers as the DHCP server instead of the switch itself

any ideas?

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

Do these swiches have a RSM or a MSFC card in it for the DHCP Services? Are you missing to configuring any DHCP options. Check out the following links for a detailed explaination on this:

Cisco IOS DHCP Server

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1830/products_feature_guide09186a008008743b.html

Cisco IOS Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Client

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1834/products_feature_guide09186a00800800e7.html

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

Hi,

Well we had the same problmen but I have found the solution.

In the DHCP scope enter these two lines

next-server

bootfile

Works perfect here... We don't have to make reservation for this PC's so the guys who are rissing are happy too!

One remark. We see that the machine in ris state takes an different IP address then when the same PC is running with the OS. But when the lease period is over the first address goes out of the list.

Good luck..

Stefan Greve

IT Infrastrucure

Radio Netherlands

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

thanks for your reply, made some progress however it cannot find the file on the server...

have you put the full path name i.e

d:\RemoteInstall\OSChooser\i386\Startrom.com?

or something else, we have tried just putting Startrom.com as well but it cannot find the file

Cheers

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

No.. I used OSChooser\i386\startrom.xxx in bootfile

The tftp server starts in <>\RemoteInstall

I use xxx because if you are using PXE boards instead of flops the .com file could cause some problems..

Greetz,

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

thanks for getting back to me

do you have to have a dhcp server running on the RIS server?

we are using pxe boards i have tried what you said but it still cannot find the file we get a tftp error file not found

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

No, we do not have a dhcp server running on RIS.

Could you send the lines regarding the DHCP scope and the exact location where the startrom.* (so with all possible extensions) are?

I'll give it a look..

Stefan.

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

ip dhcp pool academic-IT

network 192.168.52.0 255.255.254.0

bootfile d:\Remoteinstall\OSChooser\i386\startrom

next-server 192.168.10.8

dns-server 192.168.10.8

netbios-node-type m-node

default-router 192.168.52.1

are RIS server is 192.168.10.8, other files that are in this diretory are

d:\RemoteInstall\OSChooser\i386\startrom.com

d:\RemoteInstall\OSChooser\i386\startrom.n12

d:\RemoteInstall\OSChooser\i386\ntdlr

i have tried using the bootfiel with all of the above. everyone produces the tftp error file not found

hope you can help

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Re: Building clients using RIS through CISCO switches

Change the bootfile in ip dhcp pool to

bootfile OSChooser\i386\startrom.n12

The rest looks fine...

Good luck!

Stefan.

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