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Baracus: Novell's New Open Source Network Boot Project

Nov 18, 2010, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Novell officially announced the Baracus open project this week as a new effort to provide a network-based boot manager for provisioning and managing systems.

"Baracus includes remote boot, provisioning and power management as well as the ability to image, clone and backup systems. With Baracus, Novell is aiming to provide expanded remote boot capabilities beyond what is currently available in open source by way of the Etherboot project and its related technologies.

""Baracus leverages etherboot/gpxe as a network-aware BIOS bootloader to chain a managed payload," Daniel Westervelt, principal architect of the Baracus project told InternetNews.com. "Legacy pxe had become too limiting in its ability to scale and provide higher level networking functions necessary for modern data center deployments.""

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