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DHCP/TFTP server support is available for NAS

Do you know if there are any NAS servers that have DHCP and TFTP server support? I'm looking at using NAS in a diskless cluster and was wondering if it would be possible to do a network boot directly from the NAS server or whether an additional DHCP/TFTP server is always required.

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The NAS devices built on Windows Powered/Windows Storage Server 2003/ the Server Appliance Kit (SAK) should have the ability to use DHCP and TFTP unless the particular vendor has disabled it. Most do not so I would expect them to work. You will need to specifically ask the vendor. These NAS devices are available from many companies including some large ones such as HP, EMC and Dell.

Randy Kerns
Evaluator Group, Inc.

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This was first published in August 2003

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