How to use mikrotik as DHCP server for LTSP client

LTSP stands for Linux Terminal Server Project that adds thin client support to Linux servers. LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy thin clients. Read more about that, click here.

Actually, the LTSP server need DHCP and TFTP server. The default configuration is LTSP server handle two of that function. But if you already have existing dhcp server such as mikrotik, you need to remove isc-dhcp-server service on LTSP server and let mikrotik handle the DHCP for your client.

If you use ubuntu as LTSP server, type this command

sudo apt-get remove isc-dhcp-server

Then insert this parameter to mikrotik dhcp server.

dhcp server ltsp

Address : your network address

Gateway : your gateway

Netmask : your netmask

you already done this if you using mikrotik as DHCP server before.

Next server : insert your LTSP server IP address.

Boot File Name : your client boot image location. Default for i386 is “/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0” and amd64 is “/ltsp/amd64/pxelinux.0”

And you ready to boot your client as LTSP client.

if you’ve got error “PXE-E32: TFTP open timeout”

you need to restart your tftp service on the LTSP server.

If you using ubuntu, type this command :

sudo service tftpd-hpa restart

I hope this article can help you.

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