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BladeLogic Server Automation Suite
BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite
A bare metal server pxe boots successfully and loads a WinPE boot image. When bmi is called, output similar to the following is displayed:
ADAPTER : eth0 : 00-1A-4B-D2-C4-40
IP ADDRESS : 192.168.100.110
STATUS : Active
Finished reading cfg file
created DHCPDISCOVER send_mesg
Number of bytes sent (D)-1
sent DHCPDISCOVER to server
reading DHCPDISCOVER response
The last 2 lines repeat indefinitely.
Explanation of the symptoms:
The client either didn't get a reply from the DHCP server, or it encountered an error while parsing the reply.
Workaround for resolution:
One can set two environment variables (BL_AS and BL_AP). bmi will read these instead of attempting to retrieve the scope options from the dhcp server.
With the most recent version of the provisioning external files modify one of the following:
Prior to the call to bmi near the end of the batch file add the following two lines:
Set BL_AS and BL_AP to the appropriate values for this environment to the IP of the appserver and the SSL port (9831 by default) respectively. Then rebuilt the WinPE boot image to incorporate this modification.