Creating a reproducible and reliable method for installing Linux in an efficient manner is desirable. The installation is unattended and automatic, requiring minimal intervention during the boot process when you select PXE boot. You only need to make minor modifications to a few files on the Linux tftpboot/NFS server to customize the installation for each target system.
The solution is set to up PXE boot with a tftp server and then use NFS to install or upgrade the Linux system to OEL. Several documents were available via a Google search, but none seemed to work completely. This appendix documents the solution that ultimately did work.
The basic steps are as follows:
1. Set up a DHCP server.
2. Set up tftp/PXE boot.