Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1254615
Dell PowerEdge c6220 hangs on localboot after being provisioned by Satellite 6.1
Last modified: 2016-11-04 00:41:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Satellite 6.1 expects that hosts boot to network so they can be povisioned. After they are provisioned the PXE config for the host is replaced with one that simply does '.localboot 0'. This is done so that if the user wants to rebuild the host they can just click a button, reboot, and reprovision.
However, (probably admittedly due to a bad firmware) these servers simply hang after the PXE timeout when they should boot to local disk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up Satellite or RHCI
2. Provsion a Dell PE c6220
3. Let it reboot
System boots normally
This is the issue:
This workaround does admittedly work, however it would be nice if the system would work as expected without manual intervention and save users frustration:
Either backporting the patch or updating syslinux to > 4.10-pre22 would probably resolve the issue.
Adding debugging info, flashing BIOS from 1.1.19 to -> 2.5.3 doesn't resolve.
This should be fixed in syslinux-4.05-13 .
Our QE team no longer has the hardware to test with. It has been replaced with newer HP servers, so unfortunately we can't test.
We do not have access to machine, verifying as SanityOnly. Patch '[PATCH] Save Dell BIOS chunk in PXELINUX' is included in source rpm of syslinux-4.05-13.el7.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.