We have RHEL 6.3 LPARs running on 770 B systems and on a 740 B system.
When we Kickstart a new LPAR, we using the following format:
linux ksdevice=eth0 ip=10.X.Y.Z gateway=10.X.Y.1 netmask=255.255.255.0 ks=http://IP_ADDR_OF_NIM_AND_KS_SERVER/KS_DIR/KS_FILE.cfg
But, within the KS_FILE.cfg Kickstart file above, we also specify the IP address, gateway, and mask again on the "network" line. And even if we use SMS mode to enter the IP address, gateway, and mask like we would normally do to NIM an AIX LPAR, we still have to put the address, gateway, and mask on the "linux" command line. Do those address, gateway, and mask entries in SMS mode only work with AIX? Is the only way to specify the address, gateway, and mask in only the Kickstart file and no where else is to use a DHCP server on that same network?
Hopefully I was clear enough in my explanation.