How to do netboot on PowerVM

In conversations with perspective Linux on POWER clients, we are often asked if Power architecture supports PXE boot. The short answer is “not exactly”, because a true PXE environment has some x86 architecture specific functions/extensions within it.

That said, we do support the same basic functions and underlying protocols as PXE. And now that POWER , beginning with Ubuntu 14.04, has moved to grub2 for a bootloader, the appearance and function are quite similar. In other words, it is functionally equivalent to PXE.

For more information, check the Netbooting on POWER – An Introduction tutorial.

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