Many times you want to kickstart a system when you do not have a full fleged PXE boot enviroment set up. In that case it is handy that you can boot of a CDROM or a iso.
What I like to do is boot the server off a ISO using ILO and then put the kickstart file on my desktop server. That way I dont have to physically visit the server.
If you are not fimilar with kickstart let me know and I will provide more guides. This is just a guide on how to kickstart a system after booting off the sytem from a cdrom/iso.
You can use connect to the web server that is holding the kickstart file from a networking that has access to DHCP or one that does not have access to DHCP. IF you have access to DHCP simply leave off the “ip=” and everythign after.
boot: linux http://server.edu/newserver.cfg ip=192.168.1.10 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1 dns=192.168.1.1