000026827 - How to activate PXE Boot on RSA NetWitness appliances

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Article Number000026827
Applies ToRSA Product Set: NetWitness
RSA Product/Service Type: NextGen, Decoder, Log Decoder, Concentrator, Hybrid, Broker, Informer
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The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) feature allows your system to boot from a network drive. You can configure your system to boot from the network during every boot or you can force a single boot from the network.


 


To enter the System Setup program and configure the PXE feature, perform the following steps for:


Dell Appliance



  1. Turn on your system.

    If your system is already on, shut it down and then turn it on again.





  2. Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message in the upper-right corner


    of the screen: <F2> = System Setup


    If you wait too long and your operating system begins to load into memory, let the


    system complete the load operation, and then shut down the system and try again.





  3. Press <Enter> to open the Integrated Devices screen.





  4. Choose the option for your integrated network interface controller (NIC).


    This option enables or disables the system's integrated NICs. The options are ON


    without PXE, On with PXE, and Off. The option On with PXEallows the system to


    boot from the network during every boot. Changes take effect after system reboot.




You can force your system to perform a single PXE boot from the network by pressing


<F12> when you see the following message in the upper-right corner of the screen:


<F2> = System Setup


<F12> = PXE Boot



 


SuperMicro



1. Boot the machine, press the DELETE key to get into the BIOS
2. Once in the BIOS select Advance, then PCI/PnP Configuration
3. Then you will need to enable the following
LAN Onboard LAN1 Option ROM
LAN Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
4. Make sure Onboard LAN Option ROM Select is set to PXE
5. Then save and exit F10
From there you should be able to boot, hit F11 which will give you the option for PXE boot.




If you are unsure of any of the steps above or experience any issues, contact RSA Support and quote this article ID for further assistance.

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