3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 21, 2010 7:53 AM by Gerardo Bartoccini

    RSCD agents installation

    Gerardo Bartoccini

      Hi,

      customer is asking how the RSCD agent is deployed at the end of the provisioning job.

      I believe it is copied by the PXE server through the TFTP server along with OS media, and is silently installed at the end of the provisioning process.

      Can you confirm?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: RSCD agents installation

          On Redhat, the copy of the RSCD installer is done thru http via the kickstart file, then it's silently install at the end of the OS provisioning after the reboot using startup scripts.

           

          On Windows, the copy of the RSCD installer is done thru the CIFS mount, then it's silently installed after the OS provisioning after the last boot using runonce methodology.

           

          Hope this answer to your question.

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          • 2. Re: RSCD agents installation
            Bill Robinson

            for linux and esx it's pulled via http from the datastore.  for windows it's pulled over the windows share from the datastore.  for solaris it's pulled via nfs from the jumpstart.  for aix and hpux i think we use nfs as well from the nim/ignite server but not sure on that. 

             

            i know for sure that it does not use tftp, nor does the OS media.  the OS media follows what I said for the agent above.

             

            the only thing pulled via tftp is the winpe, gentoo and linux boot images. 

             

            the 'pxe server' is really just a dhcp server that supplies the 'filename' and 'next-server' options to the bare metal target when it goes into the pxe boot phase.

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