Welcome to definitive Guide ( how-to ) to Boot Windows from AoE with Freeware software to your company network.
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This How-to allows a diskless boot of either Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / 8, or Windows 2008 from an AoE target machine remotely located over a standard IP network. It’s also known as network boot or lan boot. Diskless boot makes it possible for computers to be operated without a local disk. The diskless computer is connected to a hard drive over a network and boots up an operating system from a remotely located machine. AoE is the convergence of the rapidly emerging AoE protocol with PXE diskless boot technology. Thus it’s also called PXE boot.
The How-To offers a seamless diskless boot on LAN. Eliminating the need for a local hard drive opens a wide range of possibilities for network management. Using this configuration, the disks for many network computers can be centrally managed, thereby facilitating backup, redundancy, and dynamic allocation of valuable storage resources while at the same time reducing cost to the enterprise.
Booting from AoE makes system administration considerably easier. Freeing a server of its boot volume allows administrators to manage investments in their AoE SANs, attaining improved data security, integrity and recovery, higher availability, quicker server deployment & repurposing, and more efficient utilization of storage resources.
AoE vblade supports .ISO, .IMG, .VHD and .VMDK formats. The AoE has lower overhead than iSCSI targets providing for you a very good performance, even better than computers with hard disk.This solution can be used for Internet cafes, computer labs, hotels, testing organizations, computer rooms in schools, and even offices.
Diskless Windows with fast and free software that work !
- Significantly reduce initial capital and implementation costs.
- Reduce power and cooling requirements.
- Accelerate deployments, upgrades, and server repurposing.
- Reduce complexity and risk.
- Improve critical system availability.
- Implement enhanced Disaster Recovery solutions.
Cristian A. Magadan