Monday, September 15, 2014

1e PXE Everywhere / PXE Lite

1e PXE Everywhere / PXE Lite
Overview:
Dell Venue 11 Pro to PXE boot using 1e PXE Everywhere results in the message below and fails to load the boot image.

Checking  Media Presence
Media  Present
Start PXE over IPv4

PXELiteServer.log details
Sending DHCP ACK to [D4##:##:##:##:D3:F5] at client 10.160.3.204:68 PXELiteDhcpFilter_D4##:##:##:##:D3:F5 15/09/2014 16:18:49 11412 (0x2C94)
Error: recvfrom failed (DHCP). The virtual circuit was reset by the remote side PXELiteDhcpFilter_D4##:##:##:##:D3:F5 15/09/2014 16:18:49 11412 (0x2C94)


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Resolution: In my case I was using PXE Everywhere v2.2 which will support laptops with UEFI as well as Legacy boot options. However, tablets like the Venue 11 Pro are native UEFI and this is currently not supported! I big surprise considering the demands on Enterprise IT to deploy Windows 8.1 as just another OS (JAOS we'll see if it catches on).  1e reported that in v2.3 due later this year (todays date: 22/09/2014) UEFI native will be fully supported.

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