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.
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
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.
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
has the ability to create a bootable diskette specifically for a computer on
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.
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."
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:
Portlock Storage Manager Data Sheet
Portlock Boot Wizard
Portlock Disk Test
Portlock Volume Defragment
Portlock Storage Manager
Portlock Storage Suite