Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
In large-scale data centers, manually installing OS is not practical due to its huge time/labor cost. There must be a way to enable auto OS installation, PXE (Pre-boot eXecution Environment) technology. Rapid OS deployment has always been a challenging task in enterprise data center environments. In particular, deploying hundreds of thousands of systems is necessary to automate the installation process. This paper describes bit-torrent based OS provisioning method to afford large-scale data centers. It can save the time necessary for installing and deploying operating systems and software.