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  • Latest Post - ‏2011-10-31T05:29:34Z by bjyangf
SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic Set up PXE server

‏2011-10-11T14:56:59Z |
Using ISAAC 1.1, and want to set up the PXE server using the ISAAC.cfg and firstbox_run.sh

The PXE server script completed without errors, but I noticed the following in the output.

2011-10-11 09:29:44 leo-pxe.leo.austin.ibm.com Network Configuration 5, 255, RANGE=250, NUM_VMS=11
2011-10-11 09:29:44 leo-pxe.leo.austin.ibm.com Network Configuration Network: 10.0.0.0
2011-10-11 09:29:44 leo-pxe.leo.austin.ibm.com Network Configuration First box: 0
2011-10-11 09:29:44 leo-pxe.leo.austin.ibm.com Network Configuration Gateway: 10.0.0.1

That caused the http URLs put into the kickstart files build them like http://0/isaac/storage-ks.cfg

Question: Should the URL be instead containing the IP address of the PXE server ? Like http://10.0.0.1/isaac/storage-ks.cfg, or is this a symptom of a bigger problem.

Cannot recollect how this looked like when I had Beta_3 installed. But, the storage and other nodes did not fail on ks download.
This PXE server, set up using GA build, is causing the storage-node to not find the kickstart file. If I modify the URL with the correct IP address when the storage-node boot stalls with an error, the install moves forward.
Is the ISAAC.cfg missing any key=value pair, or did I miss any steps prior to running the firstbox_run.

Thanks,
Satya Dabiru
Updated on 2011-10-31T05:29:34Z at 2011-10-31T05:29:34Z by bjyangf
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Set up PXE server

    ‏2011-10-12T16:24:40Z  
    Resolved.
    Set up the system again as a Beta-3 first server, confirmed all required services (dhcp, tftp, http, dns) are running. Ran the first box set up on ISAAC1.1 again, and that fixed it.
  • ken_yang
    ken_yang
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    Re: Set up PXE server

    ‏2011-10-22T06:25:44Z  
    Resolved.
    Set up the system again as a Beta-3 first server, confirmed all required services (dhcp, tftp, http, dns) are running. Ran the first box set up on ISAAC1.1 again, and that fixed it.
    I have meet the same question ,i use GA version 1.1.0, I reconfig fistbox again , storage node install ok ,why ???
  • bjyangf
    bjyangf
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    Re: Set up PXE server

    ‏2011-10-31T05:29:34Z  
    Withou any further logs, I guess this is probably caused by not setting the IP address for the first box prior to running firstbox_run. But to make things sure, can you guys please attach the log of firstbox_run, which is something like /tmp/firstbox-<date and time>.log?