I don’t believe we support provisioning of ia64. If you can pxe boot the target it should probably work if you pre-register the mac and use the ‘skip linux pre-install’ option.
Okay that would have been good to know at the beginning...:) We did get the pxe prompt on the target, when we tested the pxe/tftp steps.
how do I pre-register the mac address? Do I click "add device" and enter the MAC address in there?
And, by choosing the "skip Linux" option I assume i am just executing the Provisioning job and totally by-passing the gentoo image phase?
Yeah – add device and put in the mac, delimited by dashes, not colons.
Skip-preinstall linux will bypass the Gentoo boot phase and go right into kickstart.
Product compatibility is noted here:
I guess I should ask what's the benefit of using/having the gentoo process for Linux if you can go straight to kickstart with a mac addressed device?
Seems like a lot of extra work.
also, when do you think that BL will start supporting Linux Kickstart server functionality? It seems that BL uses native tech whenever possible, why not with this?
If you want the device to auto-register you need to boot to Gentoo first. that’s about it. bsa does use kickstart, so I’m not sure what you mean by ‘natively supporting’.. it already is…