Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145782
Network test fails when running through ispec and manually
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:18:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
I cannot get the network test to pass when running through ispec or
After kicking off the ispec install, I checked
the /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices || profiles directories, they
are both empty (on other machines there were configuration files that
detailed the network setup). Tried changing TCP settings to "ab -c
30 -k -n 2000 $ipaddr/httptest.file", still fails.
On the manual test run, I tried changing the TCP settings to "ab -c
30 -k -n 2000 $ipaddr/httptest.file", but the test still failed after
running for a while. I looked at the log file, cannot see any obvious
Network test was passing with last release of rhr2 and ispec. I am
attaching logs for both network tests.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ispec-1.0-2.noarch.rpm / rhr2-rhel4-1.0-10.noarch.rpm
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Created ispec server with latest deliverables and latest RC
release of RHEL4.
2. Launched the test using kickstart file created by ispec.
Created attachment 110056 [details]
ispec launched network output.log
Created attachment 110058 [details]
network test run manually through rhr2
The NETWORK test relies on a server in both cases (test machine connects to the
server and performs operations). In both test cases, it appears that the server
might be having issues. In the first, the mount fails, and in the second, the ab
fails while testing eth0 after successfully testing eth1.
I would see about rebooting the iSpec server to see if that frees up any
problems (what version of RHEL is on the iSpec server?).
I will try the reboot. The ispec server was created with the latest release
candidate of RHEL4 RHEL4-i386-AS-disc1.iso(2.6.9-5.ELsmp). I also have a
couple of ?'s.
On the ispec run, I noticed on the mount command, it did not list any ip to
mount, this was not the case on the manual run.
+ ssh -l root -x 10.0.0.63 'mkdir ~/mnt; mount :/tmp/rhr/NETWORK/export ~/mnt;
cp ~/mnt/httptest.file ~/httptest.file;
Here is the line when I run manually:
+ ssh -l root -x 10.0.0.63 'mkdir ~/mnt; mount
10.0.0.83:/tmp/rhr/NETWORK/export ~/mnt; cp ~/mnt/httptest.file
2. Do I need to make sure any services are running on the ispec server for the
test to work correctly?
3. When I install the OS via ispec, shouldn't my /etc/sysconfig/networking
directory have eth information?
4. I noticed on the ispec installed machine, my eth1 refuses to activate
until I boot into the gui, run the network config tool and save the
configuration. Once I save, I can then activate the nic.
Do you have DHCP running on your network? If not, did you follow the
instructions for configuring a non-DHCP system in the documentation?
DHCP is running.
After manually configuring the secord port; does the network test
appear to run correctly?
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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if the solution does not work for you.