Diskless Workstation Administration Guide

Document Number: 007-0855-080

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Product Requirements
Summary of Contents
Audience for This Guide
Notation Conventions
Related Documentation
Product Support

New Features.

1. Understanding Diskless Operation
Setting Up User Accounts
Diskless Client-Server Model
Diskless Tree
Influence of Client Classes

2. Preparing for Installation
Obtaining a Software Distribution
Checking a Server
Checking a Client
Assigning Internet Addresses
Planning the Diskless Tree
Working With Diskless Software
Overview of the Installation Procedure

3. Creating a Share Tree
Share Tree Configuration File
Creating a New Share Tree Configuration File
Editing a Share Tree Configuration File
Verifying the Share Tree Configuration File
Installing the Share Tree

4. Creating Client Trees
Client Tree Configuration File
Creating a New Client Tree Configuration File
Editing the Client Tree Configuration File
Verifying the Client Tree Configuration File
Installing Client and Swap Trees
Booting a Client Workstation

5. Updating Software on Diskless Trees
Points to Keep in Mind
Updating a Share Tree
Updating Existing Client Trees
When New Clients Need Updated Trees
Software Options as Updates

6. Maintaining Diskless Implementations
Removing a Client Tree
Removing a Share Tree
Changing the Size of the Swap Space
Setting Up a Local Disk
Moving a Client to a Different Server
Converting a Client to a Standalone Workstation

7. Troubleshooting Diskless Installations
General Approach to Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Checklist
Installation Error Messages
Removing a Diskless Class Manually
Debugging the Boot Process
Before You Call for Help