CCBoot - iSCSI Diskless Boot
CCBoot allows a diskless boot on any of Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 2008 from an iSCSI target machine remotely located over a standard IP network. It's also known as network boot or lan boot. Diskless boot makes it possible for computers to be operated without a local disk. The diskless computer is connected to a hard drive over a network and it boots up an operating system from a remotely located machine. CCBoot is the convergence of the rapidly emerging iSCSI protocol with PXE diskless boot technology. Thus it's also called PXE boot.
CCBoot offers a seamless diskless boot on LAN. Eliminating the need for a local hard drive opens a wide range of possibilities for network management. The disks for many network computers can be centrally managed by using this configuration, thereby facilitating backup, providing redudant services, and dynamic allocation of valuable storage resources which at the same time reduced cost for the enterprise.
Booting from iSCSI makes system administration considerably easier. Freeing a server of its boot volume allows administrators to manage investments in their iSCSI SANs, thus attaining improved data security, integrity and recovery, higher availability, quicker server deployment & repurposing, and more efficient utilization of storage resources.
CCBoot supports uploading boot image to the PXE boot server and save with VMDK or VHD format. You can update the image as you wish. As this operation is recoverable, you can easily return to a clear OS or any previous OS status. The server cache, client cache and SSD cache provide you a very good performance, even better than computers with hard disk. The PnP function of CCBoot allows all client computers with different specifications use only one boot image which will reduce the workload for network administrators. CCBoot can be used for Internet cafes, computer labs, hotels, testing organizations, computer rooms in schools, and even offices.Benifits of CCBoot
- Significantly reduce initial capital and implementation costs.
- Reduce power and cooling requirements.
- Accelerate deployments, upgrades, and server repurposing.
- Reduce complexity and risk.
- Improve critical system availability.
- Implement enhanced Disaster Recovery solutions.