Feature #11659


Support for UEFI HTTP Boot option in DHCPv4 Server

Added by Ben Breard 8 months ago. Updated 1 day ago.

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PXE had an epic run, but it's deprecation has been planned by major silicon vendors and UEFI HTTPS boot is the replacement. The pfsense UI and dhcpd config only need to be modified slightly to enable support along side the existing PXE options - as that's likely to continue to be used for the next few years.

We essentially need a stanza in the dhcp config to match HTTPClient (60) and pass (67) filename of the NBP via http/https. So it's similar to PXE except there's no dependency on TFTP and can work with things like secure boot and leverage certificates loaded in the firmware. Looks like a user has previously played with this but I can't find an issue filed for it.

class "httpclients" {
option vendor-class-identifier "HTTPClient";
match if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 10) = "HTTPClient";
filename "http://mywebserverip/boot/grub/x86_64-efi/core.efi";

for reference:
UEFI HTTPS boot background info:
Suse's "how to" docs:

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle 8 months ago

  • Priority changed from Very High to Normal
  • Target version set to Future
Actions #2

Updated by Nathan Revo 7 months ago

I would liek to see this feature introduced as I am running into issues with iPXE on my systems and I need to boot images too large for regular PXE.

Actions #4

Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Pull Request Review
  • Target version changed from Future to 2.6.0
  • Plus Target Version set to 21.09
Actions #5

Updated by Anonymous 3 months ago

  • Status changed from Pull Request Review to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
Actions #6

Updated by Viktor Gurov 3 months ago

  • Assignee set to Viktor Gurov
Actions #7

Updated by Jim Pingle 2 months ago

  • Subject changed from Support for UEFI HTTP Boot option in dhcpd config to Support for UEFI HTTP Boot option in DHCPv4 Server

Updating subject for release notes.

Actions #8

Updated by Jim Pingle 1 day ago

  • Plus Target Version changed from 21.09 to 22.01

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