CCBoot - iSCSI Diskless Boot


CCBoot allows a diskless boot of either 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 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. Using this configuration, the disks for many network computers can be centrally managed, thereby facilitating backup, redundancy, and dynamic allocation of valuable storage resources while at the same time reducing cost to 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, 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 and this operation is recoverable which makes you 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.

CCBoot Features
  • Boot Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 from iSCSI storage/target.
  • Inside DHCP, gPXE, TFTP, Image Upload and iSCSI Target. It's all-in-one solution for iSCSI boot.
  • Support physical drive, volume drive and VMWare disk file.
  • Support upload boot image to the server and save with VMDK format.
  • Clients can recovery to a new clear system after reboot.
  • Clients can keep own system data after reboot.
  • Support image read cache and client write-back cache.
  • Support RAM cache with huge memory access (AWE).
  • Support SSD cache.
  • Support multiple servers, multiple NICs and load balance.
  • Support multiple disks.
  • Support client write cache.
  • Support one image compatible with different devices (PnP).
Nov 6, 2010 CCBoot v2.0 Build 20101106
  • enable hide specified columns.
  • improve pnp function.
  • improve ssd cache function.
  • improve client cache function.
  • improve pxe.
  • fixed bug in DHCP and TFTP.
  • improved pnp function.


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