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Create a CentOS mirror for Kickstarting

This is an update over my earlier post about PXE booting. I’ve learned a few more things and refined some rough edges. My Motivation is similar to the last post: I started building my homelab with virtual machines. Most of them are based on a minimal CentOS 7 installation, and as such I have a lot of very similar systems. Yes, I could probably use containers to great effect. But I prefer the separation/isolation that I get from virtual machines on ESXi. read on »

Local PXE Boot Server

1. motivation Today I set out to setup a local CentOS mirror for quicker PXE installations of my virtual machines. In the long run this will probably be superseded by a Spacewalk machine and until now netboot.xyz has served me well. For the time being I just wanted a faster alternative. The kpxe file for netboot.xyz is tiny and can easily be used with the builtin TFTP server of OpenWRT / LEDE project or any other TFTP server. read on »