2 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2008 12:25 PM by rdettl

    Multi-Client IDER boot to iso

    rdettl

      Anyone successfully launched multiple IDER sessions using an SMS collection or Altiris job?

        • 1. Re: Multi-Client IDER boot to iso
          TerryCutler

          yes.

           

          Have done with Altiris - created a task\job for IDER boot (both forcing PXE and defined DOS ISO) - and successfully booted 4 of the 5 systems in my lab.  The 5th system that didn't boot appears to have a firmware issue.

           

          If planning multiple IDER sessions - have to reboot between each.  Haven't done a network\services trace - yet it appears the connection between the server and the vPro\AMT system remains from the IDE-Redirect session until next system boot.  This makes sense since by definition the IDE-R boot overrides the client's BIOS boot order.

           

          Also - noticed that if I tried to force session, after session, after session... eventually the server starts to be the hold up.  Working with a virtualized server environment and have resource constraints.  During one IDER test - the client systems didn't appear to respond.  However - when I reset the virtual server environment, the queued up jobs commenced once the server completed loading\logon.

           

          haven't stress tested how many concurrent IDER sessions can be run

           

          - TC

          • 2. Re: Multi-Client IDER boot to iso
            rdettl

             

            After remotely Power-Cycling the clients from the SMS collection container, i could get 10/10 clients to launch IDER sessions.

             

             

            thanks!