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Using the PXE boot agent utility program

Use these instruction to start the PXE boot agent utility program.

Use the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot agent utility program to select the boot protocol and other boot options and to select a power-management option.

  1. The blade server does not support Remote Program Load (RPL) selection for the boot protocol option.
  2. Enabling PXE might reduce the number of optional expansion modules that your blade server can manage.
To start the PXE boot agent utility program, complete the following steps:
  1. Turn on the server.
  2. When the Broadcom NetXtreme Boot Agent vX.X.X prompt is displayed, press Ctrl+S. You have 2 seconds (by default) to press Ctrl+S after the prompt is displayed.

    If the PXE setup prompt is not displayed, use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to set the Enable Ethernet PXE/DHCP option.

  3. Use the arrow keys or press Enter to select a choice from the menu.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the settings of the selected items; then, press Enter.