3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2013 8:27 AM by Jared Murrell

    Jumpstart Provisioning

    Jared Murrell

      I've integrated BladeLogic with JumpStart, but it doesn't install the OS... My server is an x86 Sun Fire X4100. The JumpStart server has the DHCP server set up, the Macro is created, the target server boots to a GRUB selection screen, and then after choosing "JumpStart Installation" (the only option) it shows the kernel information and then hangs. I've attached a screen of the spot where it hangs. I left it running for 13 hours to see if it was just a console redirect issue, but it doesn't appear to be so. What am I missing? My "add_install_client" script is below:


      add_install_client -d  \

      -b boot-args='- install dhcp - install nowin' \

      -e ??DEVICE.MAC_ADDRESS?? \






      While it's sitting there I'm able to ping the target server, but no matter what I try it just won't continue past this pointsolaris.png

        • 1. Re: Jumpstart Provisioning
          Jared Murrell

          Here's my /tftpboot/menu.lst file for this server




          min_mem64 1024

          title Solaris_10 Jumpstart

                  kernel$ /I86PC.Solaris_10-4/multiboot kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B install_config=,sysid_config=,install_media=,install_boot= - install dhcp - install nowin

                  module$ /I86PC.Solaris_10-4/$ISADIR/x86.miniroot



          The JumpStart server IP address is in this case

          • 2. Re: Jumpstart Provisioning
            Jared Murrell

            I turned on verbosity in the boot_args and here's what it puts out:


            krtld: Unused kernel arguments: `install console=ttya'.

            module /platform/i86pc/kernel/amd64/unix: text at [0xfffffffffb800000, 0xfffffffffb904b6f] data at 0xfffffffffbc00000

            module misc/amd64/krtld: text at [0xfffffffffb904b70, 0xfffffffffb939847] data at 0xfffffffffbc88780

            module /kernel/amd64/genunix: text at [0xfffffffffb939860, 0xfffffffffbb5ec27] data at 0xfffffffffbc93080

            SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_147441-01 64-bit

            Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

            x86_feature: lgpg

            x86_feature: tsc

            x86_feature: msr

            x86_feature: mtrr

            x86_feature: pge

            x86_feature: cmov

            x86_feature: mmx

            x86_feature: mca

            x86_feature: pae

            x86_feature: cv8

            x86_feature: pat

            x86_feature: sse

            x86_feature: sse2

            x86_feature: asysc

            x86_feature: nx

            x86_feature: sse3

            x86_feature: cx16

            x86_feature: cmp

            x86_feature: tscp

            x86_feature: mwait

            x86_feature: sse4a

            x86_feature: cpuid

            x86_feature: 1gpg

            x86_feature: clfsh

            Using default device instance data

            mem = 33553640K (0x7fff3a000)

            SMBIOS v2.5 loaded (2724 bytes)initialized model-specific module 'cpu_ms.AuthenticAMD' on chip 0 core 0 strand 0

            root nexus = i86pc

            pseudo0 at root

            pseudo0 is /pseudo

            scsi_vhci0 at root

            scsi_vhci0 is /scsi_vhci

            isa0 at root

            Reading Intel IOMMU boot options

            pseudo-device: ppm0

            ppm0 is /pseudo/ppm@0

            ramdisk0 at root

            ramdisk0 is /ramdisk

            root on /ramdisk:a fstype ufs

            /cpus (cpunex0) online

            cpu0 at cpus0/cpus/cpu@0 (cpudrv0) online

            pseudo-device: dld0

            dld0 is /pseudo/dld@0

            npe0 at root: space 0 offset 0

            npe0 is /pci@0,0

            npe1 at root: space 79 offset 0

            npe1 is /pci@79,0

            Ethernet address = x:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

            PCI Express-device: pci10de,5c@9, pci_pci0

            pci_pci0 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5c@9

            PCI Express-device: pci10de,5d@d, pcieb2

            pcieb2 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5d@d

            PCI Express-device: pci10de,5d@e, pcieb3

            pcieb3 is /pci@0,0/pci10de,5d@e

            PCI Express-device: pci108e,cb84@2,1, ehci0

            ehci0 is /pci@0,0/pci108e,cb84@2,1

            PCI Express-device: pci108e,cb84@2, ohci0

            ohci0 is /pci@0,0/pci108e,cb84@2

            • 3. Re: Jumpstart Provisioning
              Jared Murrell

              Ok, by adding verbosity to the "boot_args" I was able to determine that it was a USB driver. Disabling the USB brought it past this point (disable-ohci=true,disable-ehci=true,disable-uhci=true), but it hung on the mouse. Since there was no keyboard or mouse attached, it would always stop here. I found that redirecting the input and output (input-device=ttya,output-device=ttya), rather than disabling USB, brought me past all of this to a functional system.