NetBoot service issues troubleshooting

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Symptoms

The NetBoot image option is not appearing as a boot option on the target Mac.

Cause

Incorrect Netboot Server configuration

Resolution

Please check pma_netboot_service.log:

NOTE: The most probable root cause of the issue - the NetBoot server and the Mac are located in different subnets, which means that broadcast DHCP requests from the Mac can't reach the NetBoot server. To solve this issue, the administrator should set up DHCP Relay Agent on the client subnet’s router (R1), which will forward broadcast UDP traffic as unicast to the NetBoot server.

The solution provided here: "Setting Up Network Environment for NetBoot Server"

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