emBoot's MBA for Realtek is client-based firmware that allows a
client PC to do a "network boot
using the NIC or LAN-On-Motherboard. MBA for Realtek is fully compliant
with the Intel Wired for Management - Preboot Execution Environment
(PXE) specification. PXE is the defacto industry standard protocols/APIs
for network booting.
MBA for Realtek supports additional boot protocols:
Remote Program Load (RPL)
MBA for Realtek has extra features and options, e.g.:
Default action when a network boot fails:PXE - goes to
next device in BIOS boot orderMBA - goes to next device in
BIOS boot order OR reboots PC to try again
Prompt when network boot fails:PXE waits a definable
time period before going to next deviceMBA waits a
definable time period before going to next device OR can display
message to user and wait for a key press before going to next
MBA for Realtek is compatible, robust, and dependable:
MBA undergoes extensive and thorough testing:
Software compatibility testing with popular desktop
management products (IBM LCCM, Intel LCM, OnCommand CCM,
Symantec Ghost, Windows RIS, and more.)
System compatibility testing with different PCs, BIOS's,
configurations (PCI bridge, AGP, memory sizes, etc.),
Network compatibility testing: 10/100(/1000), switch,
hub, force speed, auto negotiate, with traffic, etc.
Component testing (e.g. UNDI) with in-house test programs
and scripts e.g. UNDI stress and API test utility, triprotocol
cycling script, etc.
>16 years of testing experience and exposure
Tier 1 PC vendors such as HP, Dell, Gateway, IBM, Toshiba,
etc. trust MBA
MBA for Realtek includes a CD of useful tools and utilities
to help administrators setup a networking booting environment.