boottarget - a logical object definition in the xCAT database.


boottarget Attributes: bprofile, comments, initrd, kcmdline, kernel


Logical objects of this type are stored in the xCAT database in one or more tables. Use the following commands to manipulate the objects: mkdef, chdef, lsdef, and rmdef. These commands will take care of knowing which tables the object attributes should be stored in. The attribute list below shows, in parentheses, what tables each attribute is stored in.

boottarget Attributes:

bprofile (boottarget.bprofile)

All nodes with a nodetype.profile value equal to this value and nodetype.os set to “boottarget”, will use the associated kernel, initrd, and kcmdline.

comments (boottarget.comments)

Any user-written notes.

initrd (boottarget.initrd)

The initial ramdisk image that network boot actions should use (could be a DOS floppy or hard drive image if using memdisk as kernel)

kcmdline (boottarget.kcmdline)

Arguments to be passed to the kernel

kernel (boottarget.kernel)

The kernel that network boot actions should currently acquire and use. Note this could be a chained boot loader such as memdisk or a non-linux boot loader


mkdef(1), chdef(1), lsdef(1), rmdef(1)