Article Summary: This article contains information regarding PXE Boot options available for the Precision Workstation T7610
The Precision Workstation T7610 is equipped with two integrated Network Interface Cards (NIC's). Each NIC is labeled in order (1 and 2): (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1. T7610 rear panel
PXE Booting allows a system to boot an OS, or image, from a remote server across a network when a remote image server is configured. End Users wishing to enable PXE booting on the Precision T7610 should follow the guidelines below.
Enable PXE Booting
NOTE: PXE Booting is ONLY supported on NIC 1. NIC 2 does not support PXE
Follow these steps to enable PXE Booting on the Precision T7610:
- Power on the T6710. Tap F2 when the Dell logo is displayed to enter System Setup (aka BIOS)
- In the left navigation pane, select the System Configuration tab
- In the left navigation pane, select Integrated NIC (this configures NIC 1, the primary NIC)
- Select the Enabled w/PXE option
- Select Apply, and then Exit
The system will now attempt to boot to the remote image server after restarting.
System Setup: (See figure 2.)
Figure 2. - T7610 System Setup (BIOS)
NIC configuration options for the T7610: (See Figure 3.)
Figure 3. - T7610 Network configuration options
NOTE: When troubleshooting PXE issues with a Precision T7610, first ensure the network segment containing the PXE Image Server is attached to NIC 1 and the NIC is enabled in the BIOS
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