Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1312754
e1000 interface freeze randomly
Last modified: 2016-11-03 20:38:49 EDT
Description of problem:
the e1000 driver included in the ipxe-bootimgs makes the interface freezes randomly during the download of the vmlinuz and initram files
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
To reproduce this bug, you have to have access on a VMware Vsphere environment
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new vm on VMware Vsphere with an e1000 vNIC
2. Build an ipxe iso with static ip and configure it to download a kernel and and ram disk file in order to bootstrap the vm
3. Attach the iso and power-on the vm
Network interface freezes randomly during the download of the vmlinuz and initrd files
The vm boots without issues.
A patch to fix this bug was already submitted and included in the ipxe git repo on the 21/04/15:
This patch is very important for the Satellite6/Foreman product because ipxe is used to simulate PXE-boot in case it is not available on the deployment network (and many enterprise company doesn't enable/have that).
Thanks for your attention
Introspected two VMware based VMs: one with a vmxnet3 nic the other with E1000 nic. Out of 10 introspection cycles, both VMs completed introspection fine 10 out of 10 - 100% pass.
rhos-release 10 -p 2016-09-07.6
Bug was verified by Tzach Shefi, on WMware lab in Tel-aviv
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.