Give Your PXE wings! Bootstrapping Explained

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 - 10:00 am10:40 am

Rob Hirschfeld, RackN

Abstract: 

What is PXE anyway and why does it work? System bootstrapping is one of the great mysteries in IT. In this talk, we'll break the entire bootstrapping process down into components. That will allow us to discuss ways to make it faster, simpler, and more reliable. Most importantly, we'll show how you can improve the automation options involved in day two operations for anything that boots.

Rob Hirschfeld, RackN

Rob has been creating software to automate infrastructure for over 20 years. His latest startup, RackN, focuses on providing IaC infrastructure and provisioning for distributed Cloud, Edge, and Enterprise data centers. He has been involved in numerous open source efforts including LF Edge (Board), CNCF (SIG Chair), and OpenStack (Board). He is also building a forward-looking operator community at http://the2030.cloud. Rob received degrees from Duke University and Louisiana State University.

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BibTeX
@inproceedings {262216,
author = {Rob Hirschfeld},
title = {Give Your {PXE} wings! Bootstrapping Explained},
booktitle = {SREcon20 Americas (SREcon20 Americas)},
year = {2020},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/srecon20americas/presentation/hirschfeld},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = dec,
}

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