Bug 1297853 - Old Ipxe roms cause a host of problems.
Old Ipxe roms cause a host of problems.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipxe (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Rezanina
Raviv Bar-Tal
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Reported: 2016-01-12 11:02 EST by Jeremy
Modified: 2016-09-11 08:59 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ipxe-20150821-1.git4e03af8e.el7
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Last Closed: 2016-09-11 08:59:01 EDT
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Description Jeremy 2016-01-12 11:02:40 EST
Description of problem: Requesting newer ipxe roms in the next release. The problem here showed itself in openstack: 
virtual machines with the pxe_ssh Ironic driver,  and the virtualized nodes get stuck in "wait call-back" when attempting to deploy an overcloud.  This happens when the VM has more than 1 network interface attached during the PXE process.

If more than 1 interface is attached, the VM will use the first NIC, vnet0, to obtain a DHCP lease, but then use the MAC from vnet1 in the URL when attempting to download the MAC specific PXE config file from http://x.x.x.x/pxelinux.cfg/xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx.

If the only attached interface is the provisioning network interface, the correct MAC is used for both steps and the OS install proceeds.

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Additional info:I have confirmed that updating the ipxe-roms-qemu package on the virtualization host resolves this issue:

---> Package ipxe-roms-qemu.noarch 0:20130517-7.gitc4bce43.el7 will be updated
---> Package ipxe-roms-qemu.noarch 0:20140303-1.gitff1e7fc7.fc20 will be an update

[root@716198-controller06 ~]# cd /usr/share/ipxe
[root@716198-controller06 ipxe]# ls -al
total 368
drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root   101 Jan 12 09:33 .
drwxr-xr-x. 117 root root  4096 Jan 12 09:33 ..
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root 73216 Mar  3  2014 10222000.rom
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root 73216 Mar  3  2014 10ec8029.rom
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root 74752 Mar  3  2014 10ec8139.rom
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root 72704 Mar  3  2014 1af41000.rom
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root 73728 Mar  3  2014 8086100e.rom

With the updated iPXE ROMs, the VMs were able to succesfully PXE boot even with multiple NICs attached at boot time.

Can we get these ROMs updated in the next RHEL release?  They are over 2 1/2 years old.
Comment 7 Raviv Bar-Tal 2016-09-11 08:59:01 EDT
The bug was not reproduce by Wei nor by myself.
In any case the ipxe rpms are update in new releases to ipxe-roms-qemu-20150821-1.git4e03af8e.el7.noarch which is much newer then the one solve the origianl problem for Jeremy

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