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IJ11530: DRACUT ERROR 'WARNING:DRACUT-INITQUEUE TIMEOUT STARTING TIMEOUT SCRIPTS' DURING UPGRADE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • It has been identified that in some instances, a dracut error
    similar to the following can be observed during a QRadar
    upgrade.
    "Warning : dracut-initqueue timeout starting timeout scripts"
    The upgrade then fails and kicks out to a dracut emergency
    shell.
    This has been observed on appliances that were initally
    built/configured using PXE boot with a DHCP server that is no
    longer reachable.
    

Local fix

  • To workaround this issue, add rd.bootif=0 to /etc/default/grub
    For example:
    # cat /etc/default/grub
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="biosdevname=0 ethdevice-timeout=60
    nicdelay=30 linksleep=30 console=ttyS0,9600 console=tty1
    rd.bootif=0 ip=dhcp BOOTIF=<MAC_address>"
    

Problem summary

  • This issue was fixed in QRadar QRM QVM release of 7.4.1.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue was fixed in QRadar QRM QVM release of 7.4.1.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IJ11530

  • Reported component name

    QRADAR SOFTWARE

  • Reported component ID

    5725QRDSW

  • Reported release

    731

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-11-26

  • Closed date

    2020-08-07

  • Last modified date

    2020-08-07

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    QRADAR SOFTWARE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725QRDSW

Applicable component levels

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU029","label":"Software"},"Product":{"code":"SSBQAC","label":"IBM QRadar SIEM"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"731","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB24","label":"Security Software"}}]

Document Information

Modified date:
13 August 2020