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Remote Disk Booting

Prasad Vijay Jogale, Siddarth Rao, Ketan Tandel, Diksha Gautam Kumar

Abstract


Now-a-days, the traditional disk-full technology will be replaced by the disk-less technology because of its advantage such as controlling from the central control system, managing large number of computer systems, reducing the redundancy of computer systems, reducing the energy consumption and costs. This project aims at creating a system for centralization of IT resources of an organization by building upon the concept of disk less booting. Disk-less technology provides a disk-less or system-less environment for client machines(workstations). It works on Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS and SuSE. Diskless Remote Boot uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also uses PXE/Ether-boot, NFS, NIS to provide service to client machines so that it is not necessary to install GNU/Linux on the client hard drives individually. Client stations will contain only RAM for executing the required tasks. The network will consist of a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server will assign each of client stations with an IP address.To maintain security, Security Hash Algorithm (SHA) is used to encrypt sensitive data by creating a hash value for any kind of data, for example passwords and is unique for every input. Individual ports and services can be secured by keeping them under the control of a firewall. To maintain security, Security Hash Algorithm (SHA) is used to encrypt sensitive data by creating a hash value for any kind of data, for example passwords and is unique for every input. Individual ports and services can be secured by keeping them under the control of a firewall.Individual filesor folders can be secured as per requirement by employing SELINUX. The target referencefor SELINUX can be different for different files hence, it can provide extensive control. Thesystem would also contain a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The main aim is to provide convenience and user friendliness with the functionalities like administrator login or logout or settings, Memory Management (Add or Release memory) and User management (Add or Delete users).

Keywords: Linux based disk, disk-less booting, disk-less client, client station, client machine, operating system, hard disk, working framework, boot ROM, advanced OS deployment, system administration, DHCP, PXEBoot, NFS, NIS, TFTP.

Cite this Article: Prasad Vijay Jogale, Siddarth Rao, Ketan Tandel, Diksha Gautam Kumar. Remote Disk Booting. Journal of Advances in Shell Programming. 2020; 7(2): 18–23p.

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