This has been sitting my drafts for a while. Might be useful.
I’ve collected a few interesting pages in providing remote booting with Vmware and Xen guests.
HOWTO: AOE in domU and boot from it. http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-users/2006-07/msg00595.html
My target environment is XEN, and the relevent parameters to be changed are:
ramdisk = "/boot/img.aoe"
root = "/dev/etherd/e9.0 ro"
(or whatever your aoe target happens to be… I think that was the vblade
Can I PXE boot to an iSCSI target from within a virtual machine from VMware or Microsoft?
Yes, you can use winBoot/i to network boot VMware and Microsoft virtual machines from an iSCSI target. HBA-equipped systems hosting virtual machines generally do not allow sharing (or virtualization) of the HBA-capability within the vm environment. We recommend using our Managed Boot Agent on Disk (MBAoD) for VMs to PXE-enable the virtual NIC within the virtual machine.