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Portlock Boot Wizard ™ is designed to combine the necessary files to create a TCP/IP-enabled diskette for use with Portlock Storage Manager. It will automatically create Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) images with the correct configuration for download to a booting machine.

Welcome to Portlock Boot Wizard™

Portlock Boot Wizard can create a TCP/IP-enabled diskette for the computer the user is operating from, for another computer on the network, or you can manually specify the network adapter driver to use.

In most cases Portlock Boot Wizard will dynamically detect the driver associated with the adapters on the local or remote accessed systems and present the user with a choice for each adapter found on the selected system. For non-network attached computers Portlock Boot Wizard provides a scan program that can be used from a floppy diskette inserted into the stand-alone machine to capture the network configuration information. This information can then be imported into Portlock Boot Wizard to produce the desired TCP/IP-enabled diskette.

The Portlock Boot Wizard can also create a floppy diskette so that it is bootable in a non-networked atmosphere. This requires that you provide the necessary DOS boot files from a formatted bootable floppy diskette, and Portlock Boot Wizard will retain those files to be used to allow multiple bootable diskettes to be generated for each of your storage managed systems.

Overview of Boot Diskette Options

The following are the type of boot diskettes you can create using Portlock Boot Wizard:


• This Computer: has the ability to create a bootable diskette tailored for the computer you are currently operating.

• Network Workstation/Server: has the ability to create a bootable diskette specifically for a computer on your network.

• Manual Creation: has the ability to create a bootable diskette for a specific network adapter.

• Create Portlock PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Config Diskette: gives you the ability to create a bootable diskette that can be used on a computer to retrieve PCI configuration information for the network adapter. This information can be imported into the Portlock Boot Wizard to create a TCP/IP-enabled diskette.

• Load Portlock PCI Config Diskette: the information you created with Create Portlock PCI Config Diskette can be imported into the Portlock Boot Wizard. This will display a list of network adapters for the computer you scanned.

• Portlock Storage Manager Diskette: Portlock Storage Manager executable files will be installed onto the diskette that will be created.



"Portlock has a great set of NetWare management tools with an advantage of not only supporting traditional file systems, but also supporting NSS file systems, so you can have multiple images of servers and deploy them."

-Doug Knight, Novell Vice President, Infrastructure Products

Novell depends on Portlock Storage Manager and ships our image & restore technology as part of the Digital Airlines NetWare 6.5 Demonstration CD:


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