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Provisioning HP Proliant over single network line.

Scott Braukhoff
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Provisioning HP Proliant over single network line.

We're planning on provisioning a large block of servers using OPforce.
In the past we've connected our "build" network to the seconf NIC and PXE booted to out OPforce server and installed.
Our IT department has a net optioning tool that will detect a DHCP request, assign a temporary address to the "client" box, download the image and reboot. After rebooting, the "optioning" tool will see the NIC is broadcasting a "valid" IP address switch VLANS and send it on it's merry way into production.
Hence one network interface for provisioning and production.
Our question is will the Proliant's BIOS set up allow this? ie. Can we set the primary NIC to PXE boot, provision the box and have it reboot using it's "new" production IP and not ask for a DHCP assignemt upon rebooting? Or cat we set auto boot to disabled, have the system go through the boot order list, boot from the net and achieve the same results?
Any answers/documents on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Scott