Functions and benefits of PXE Tools to the PC booting system
PXE, short for Pre-Boot Execution Environment, allows administrators to remotely configure and boot networked computers that are not yet loaded with an operating system. It mainly provides three things.
1. It allows the client to get an IP address in order to gain access to the network, with the help of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
2. It gives a set of application programs that are used by the client’s BIOS, or programs related to the booting of the OS and the configurations.
3. It sets a standard method for the initialization of the PXE code in the chip.
The advantages of using PXE are that the client machine doesn’t need a hard disk, the client can be rebooted in the event of hardware or software failures, and also new types of computers can be added easily to the network.