[K12OSN] K12LSTP Options

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sat Aug 4 04:59:52 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Mel Wade wrote:
>> Let me ask it this way then,
>> If I have 2 K12LTSP servers on the same network, how can I direct a
>> client
>> to connect to a particular server?  (DHCP will be handled by a separate
>> server.)
>> Each LTSP server will only have one NIC.
> The next-server option in the dhcp response determines where the
> client loads the kernel, and the root-path option is where it mounts
> the root directory from.  You can control this per-client by
> specifying the MAC addresses in "hardware ethernet entries" or it can
> be controlled by subnet ranges if they are on different subnets.

To build on Les's second idea (different subnet ranges), I use an
extension of this that I'll call "the method of different VLAN's."  Of
course, your switches do need to support VLAN's and trunking, and you'll
need to configure your DHCP server to serve a different subnet to each
VLAN.  If you can do that, then this will give you the most flexibility
in physical deployment of servers and clients.


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