I like this project. This is definitely something I'll eventually put on my home network and at work, although I don't have any time to play with it now. My own system only contains memtest86+ and some software for automatic installs, with plans to add Hitachi DFT/Maxtor PowerMax.
Some comments after reading the website:
* It looks like some software may need to be updated, the only one that I know of the top of my head is docmem, which is at version 2.2b as far as I know, but I obviously don't know the current version of each piece of software.
* I always have to change the size detection of memtest86(+). By default it only detects 640K, I have to set it to 'probe' to detect all. This may not always be the case, I probably only tested it on five different type of machine. If this is the case on all systems, it deserves a place in the documentation (what documentation?
), or it may be possible to recompile memtest86(+) with a different default.
* You don't consider ClamAV a useful option because it can't clean files. Most of the virus scans that I do don't find any virusses. If I run a virus scan, this is usually to exclude the possibility of virusses, not because I'm sure there is a virus. It would obviously be preferable to have a full-featured virus scanner, but I don't think ClamAV is a useless option. If there's no virus, I continue troubleshooting, if there is, I have to fix it and test again.
* The selection strikes me as somewhat arbitrary. Why Samsung DM, but no Samsung diagnostic tool? Why MHDD but not HDAT2 (HDAT2 is freeware for business/personal use, but you can't sell/license/rent it)? Are these just your personal favorites? These are obviously just examples. Is there any criterium defined, like all software from UBCD that works via PXE and is free for commercial use, or only the software necessary to do tasks X and Y?
This post is somewhat related: loading UBCD4Win via PXE
. It looks like it's a lot more complex, and I'm not sure if it can work without Windows server. I use UBCD4Win a lot less than UBCD, but it may be a nice companion for PXE Knife for some, a PXE equivalent of the UBCD + UBCD4Win combo CD/DVD.