In this What's New in 6.0 video, we will cover the enhancements made to KACE Boot Environments, which restores the ability to boot to ISOs.
Pxelinux completely deprecated
First, a word on what has been removed from 6.0.
In this version, pxelinux is has been deprecated, in our effort to complete the upgrade to ipxe. What this means for you, is that the legacy k2000.0 bootfile has been removed - once you upgrade to 6.0, that bootfile will no longer work. You must switch to one of the new bootfile options.
A few versions back, it was possible to PXE boot to ISOs. With the upgrade from pxelinux to ipxe, which was necessary to support PXE for UEFI-mode devices, the ability to PXE boot to ISOs was lost - replaced by WIMboot. Ipxe not only brought UEFI-support, but because it uses TCP, rather than UDP, KBE boot times became MUCH faster - in some cases 2 to 3 times faster.
However, there are situations when you absolutely need to ISO boot - even if it is slower. So, we're excited to announce that we've been able to bring back ISO-booting with the new Memdisk feature.
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