Jan 28, 2014

How-To iShareDisk v1.4 diskless boot installation

iShareDisk diskless boot system is a high-quality network. Its functionality to meet the current campus, Internet cafes, businesses, hotels, securities, services, KTV box VOD demand, can choose to deploy a disk or diskless Windows diskless boot full range of products and integrated solutions!

Supports Microsoft System

Network Diskless start Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows 2008/R2 64-bit, Windows 7 (32/64 bit) and Windows 8.

Humanized interface

built-in DHCP, of PXE, iPXE, TFTP upload mirror, iSCSI functionality, iSCSI diskless boot faster and more convenient to deploy, suitable for a variety of system solutions.

Online failover

Double serving hot standby to ensure that the client online, intelligent load balancing to provide the best performance and stability of the system.

BootAnyWhere technology

Quick Installation approachable, and support with a diskless boot image file support any motherboard and any network card.

Support SSD caching

According to the usage of intelligent storage data, cache read-ahead time, to provide every user faster data access speed, and take full advantage of the SSD hard drive performance.

Operating system choice

Boot loader to start a different operating system, such as Windows XP, Windows7, to achieve a multi-system menu functions convenient.

High-performance virtual disk

Support seven kinds of mirror image file format: physical drive label, VMWare files, Microsoft Virtual PC the VHD, VirtualBox VDI, IMG, ISO, etc.

Disk snapshot technology

Customized to meet the demand, mirroring package create unlimited support of restore points, create multiple configurations (a package of multi-distribution) called the industry's most complex hardware mirroring package.


iShareDisk Features
  • PXE boot Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 from iSCSI storage/target.
  • Inside DHCP, gPXE, TFTP, Image Upload and iSCSI Target. It's all-in-one solution for iSCSI boot.
  • Support physical drive, volume drive and VMWare disk file.
  • Support upload boot image to the PXE boot server and save with VMDK format.
  • Clients can recovery to a new clear system after reboot.
  • Clients can keep own system data after reboot.
  • Support image read cache and client write-back cache.
  • Support SSD cache.
  • Support multiple servers, multiple NICs and load balance.
  • Support multiple disks.
  • Support client write cache.
  • Support one image compatible with different devices (PnP).
  • Support image with vhd format.
  • Support "Collect Local NIC" and "Merge Collected NIC" function.
  • Besides Hard disk, CD/DVD and ISO file can also be used for game disk.
System Requirements

1.] Server Requirements:
  • Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008(recommended).
  • All drives should be formatted as NTFS. When format drives, set "Allocation unit size" as "Default" for Windows system drive, and set "Allocation unit size" as "64K" for other drives.
  • Latest service packs should be installed on the server.
2.] Client Requirements:
  • Windows XP, Windows 2003, Vista (SP1 required), Windows 7, Windows 2008 or Windows 8 etc.
  • The Windows system drive should be formatted as NTFS and set "Allocation unit size" as "Default".
  • PXE 2.x compliant network adapter
Recommended Setting of Server Hardware





25 Clients
CPU: 2.0 GHz
RAM: 8GB
System Image Disk: SATA-2*1  250G an image file (SC 512M) compares well with SSD
Game Disk: SATA-2 500G*2  (Software or hardware raid as required)
Write-back Disk of the 1st Client: SATA-2*1  250G
Average (one write-back disk for every 35 clients)
Main board: Support RAID or HCI
Network Card: 1000Mb Ethernet,
If possible, please use SSD hard disk as buffer and SAS the write-back disk.





50 Clients
CPU: 2.8GHz
RAM: 16GB
System Image compares well with SSD
Game Disk: SATA-2 500G  (Software or hardware raid as required)
80G,3rd SSD Generation: 80G, 3rd generation
Write-back Disk of the 1st Client: SATA-2  250G
Write-back Disk of the 2nd Client: SATA-2  250G
Average (one write-back disk for every 35 clients)
Main board: Support RAID or AHCI
Network Card: 2 multi-IP or single IP static link aggregation (distribution)
If possible, please use SAS as game disk and SAS the write-back disk.






100 Clients
CPU: 2.8GHz
RAM: 32GB
System Image Disk: 1 SATA-2  an image file (SC 512M) compares well with SSD
Game Disk: SATA-2 500G*3  (Software or hardware raid as required)
SSD Disk: 80G 3rd Generation
Write-back Disk of the 1st Client: SATA-2  250G
Write-back Disk of the 2nd Client: SATA-2  250G
Write-back Disk of the 3rd Client: SATA-2  250G
Average (one write-back disk for every 35 clients)
Main board: Support RAID or AHCI
Network Card: Intel 1000Mb Ethernet, 2-3 multiple IP or single IP static link aggregation (distribution)
If possible, please use SAS as the game disk and SSD or SAS the write-back disk.
> 100 Clients
Multi-server is recommended to for load balance.

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