Netboot explainedΒΆ

In the first version of mr-provisioner the installation process is simple, see the following diagram:


In the diagram the Client is the server that is going to be reprovisioned. The DHCP server in this case is dnsmasq configured to serve bootfile-grub-aa64.efi as follows:


The bootfile should be placed inside the tftp folder for mr-provisioner to serve.

mr-provisioner relies on the bootloader requesting for a configuration file with the MAC in its name. E.g. (tftp)/grub/01-${MAC}.

mr-provisioner will serve any file that it is requested by the tftp proxy if the file exists.