Orange County Chapter

Program, Novenber 2013

Booting your Intel-compatible Server:

A story of BIOS, system firmware, and boot-loaders

Monday, Novenber 11, 7-9 pm

This month's UUASC-OC meeting continues in Huntington Beach for its next to last presentation meeting. This month features David O'Shea and boot loaders.

David's presentation will be a review of the system BIOS from the IBM PC 5150 IBM PC to the current Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). How adapter card option ROM BIOS extended these firmware services OS, and some of the challenges in boot-loaders that use these services. SCSI, SAS, ATA, Fibre-Channel, iSCSI, and FCOE boot strap will be reviewed. In addition, a short review of Intelcompatible network server boot, eg the Preboot eXecution Environment, PXE will be discussed.

David O'Shea is a Consulting Engineer in the System Architecture Group working for Emulex Corporation, a maker of Fibre-Channel, Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and network interface adapter devices (NIC). He has worked in storage and multi-processing computing at companies such as Future Domain Corp (purchased by now defunct Adaptec), Corollary Inc, Intel, and Emulex Corporation.

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