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  • 15. Re: PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    No X86\pxeLinux in tftproot



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  • 16. Re: PXE Issue
    Bill Robinson

    did you delete all the gentoo images in your image file list? 


    what's on the 'tftp' tab in the ui?

    what's in the tftp.conf and pxe.conf ?

  • 17. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    Deleted all the Image files bar the ones we will use, Just Windows.



    Nothing in the PXE.conf file.




    -- Set this value to "enabled" to turn logging on, or "disabled" to turn it off

    -- log_file is the path to the file where logging information is written to
    -- In the example case, since no directory is specified, the log file is
    -- written to the working directory, which is the directory where
    -- TftpServer.exe lives.
    log_file=C:/Program Files (x86)/BMC Software/BladeLogic/8.1/PXE/br/tftp.log

    -- Set this value to the timeout (in seconds) between packet exchanges. 5
    -- seconds is sufficient for most networks, but if you are going over a
    -- slow link, you might want to bump this up some.

    -- This value specifies how many times to resend a timed out packet.

    -- By default, the tftp server will operate in read only mode. That is,
    -- read requests will be honored but write requests will be rejected.
    -- This is a security feature to prevent people from writing spurious
    -- files to your system.
    -- Set this value to "enabled" to allow write requests to this tftp server.

    -- Although it's seldom necessary, you may also set whether you want
    -- the server to honor read requests.

    -- By default, the tftp server doesn't allow you to overwrite files
    -- that already exist in your tftp server directory. Set this option
    -- to enabled to allow overwrites.

    -- You may further set timeout, retries, and read/write permissions
    -- on a per client basis. In the examples below, any requests coming
    -- from will get a larger timeout period, more retries,
    -- and will only allow write requests, while will
    -- allow 30 retries before giving up.

  • 18. PXE Issue
    Bill Robinson

    in the tftp.conf there should be:

    file_path= ...


    what is that?  and does it match what's in the gui tab?


    can you create the tftproot\X86PC\pxelinux path?  there should be a few files to put into that directory - pxeboot.0, pxelinux.0, pxeboot.msg and pxelinux.err.  those should have been installed w/ the product installer - they may be in your blade install path - PXE\tftproot\X86PC\pxelinux - can you check, otherwise, look in the provisioning-files.zip.


    you should also look in the devices workspace and find the mac you are building  if you don't see it, create a new device smart group where mac does not equal '' (blank/null) and see what the default boot image is set to.

  • 19. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes




    None of the files mentions above there though. They were there, but i removed them, thinking they were the reason it was trying to boot into Linux and not Windows

  • 20. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    Will recreate it, used these instructions previously



  • 21. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    Found this in




    # Perform a local boot by default

    default inst

    default64 linux64

    # Always prompt

    prompt 1

    # Display the bootup message

    display pxeboot.msg

    # Boot automatically after 300 seconds

    timeout 1

    label local

    localboot 0

    # The rest of this file is machine-generated

    label linux64

    kernel boot_2_0_x64\pxeboot.0

    append initrd=none

    label inst

    kernel boot_2_0_x86\pxeboot.0

    append initrd=none

  • 22. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    When Creating a WinPE image using BL GUI, get the following error when ticking the Boot image Target directory


    TFTP server is not a Managed Server

  • 23. PXE Issue
    Bill Robinson

    that hex file will get automatically created by the pxe process during the target boot.


    for the winpe image, your tftp server needs to be registered w/ the fqdn or ip as a manged device.


    you should also refer to this docs:




    as it's a pretty good walk through of setting up provisioning.  i can't speak for the link you sent... some of it seems out dated and incomplete.

  • 24. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    Progress. Does it always boot PXELinux?



  • 25. Re: PXE Issue
    Bill Robinson

    Yes, and if the box is already built in blade, it will local boot after that.

  • 26. PXE Issue
    David Hawkes

    What does built in Blade mean

  • 27. Re: PXE Issue
    Bill Robinson

    After you provision a server w/ blade, it will change the device state from ‘imported’ to ‘provisioning’, and if the box pxeboots, it will then boot off of the local disk instead of booting into winpe. though it will do the ‘pxelinux’ first to determine it needs to local boot.


    If you have a box that has an OS and it’s set to pxe boot in the bios, you should manually register the max address w/ blade and set the state to provisioned.  Otherwise if the box reboots, it will pxe boot, then load winpe and sit waiting to be provisioned.

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