PXE Boot Linux RT for PXI

We're going to be trying to diskless boot our PXIe-8840QC that is currently running the NI Linux RT for PXI 2019.

 

I'm currently trying to figure out how to create the initial RAM image file that will be loaded from the PXE server.

 

We've already got the Linux Server side set up with DHCP, xinetd, tftp, etc. and demonstrated PXE booting CentOS diskless systems. 

 

Why? This is needed in our regulated environment, we have to diskless boot systems if possible for security and cost reasons.  If we don't diskless boot a system we have to turn over the disks after the test are complete - that gets $$$

 

I doubt anyone has done this, if anyone at NI has any insight that would be great.  I'll be posting here as I make progress.

Ryan Vallieu CLA, CLED
Senior Systems Analyst II
NASA Ames Research Center
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