Best practices for configuring clients to boot from Windows 2003 server and attached iSCSI SAN

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Are there any best practices for configuring clients to boot from an Windows 2003 server hosting the client O/S images on an attached iSCSI SAN? Is there a list of hardware or software that is required? I'm considering a HP - LeftHand iSCSI SAN solution to host the client images but want to understand how the clients will access individual O/S images.

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The key components would be:

Sofware:
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator – to be installed on host to connect to iSCSI SAN.
link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=12cb3c1a-15d6-4585-b385-befd1319f825&displaylang=en
Microsoft Remote Installation Service – to be installed on host to allow clients to retrieve OS.
link 1: http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/W2K3_RIS.htm
link 2: http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/services/ris_install.htm

Hardware:
Server – hardware to have the host operating system as well as another server to run the iSCSI SAN software.
Gigabit Switch – dedicated stand-alone switch to connect host server and iSCSI SAN.

Take a look at this document<a href=”http://h20338.www2.hp.com/ERC/downloads/4AA1-1782ENW.pdf”> Hp.com</a>

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