SUMMARY: netboot v240 from bge1?

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Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 09:31:49 EDT
Thanks to Deborah Crocker, who provided me the solution below:

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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 08:05:51 -0500 (CDT)
From: Deborah Crocker
Subject: Re: netboot v240 from bge1?

Your ethers file needs to have the mac address + 1 on the boot server.
These machines do not share the mac address for all ports.

So it would be 00:03:ba:e3:b0:10


On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 r.polanskis wrote:

I need some advice regarding a pair of V240's I am attempting to
Jumpstart/Jet/SPS.    I am trying to boot with SunoS 5.9 04/04, which
successfuly boots V240's with the PRIMARY interface.

I have them all configured up with 2 Interfaces connected.

The PRIMARY interface is bge0.

* bge1 is the interface I am trying to netboot from - it is our provisioning

In my sysidcfg, I have the following entry:

network_interface=bge1 {netmask= protocol_ipv6=no default_route=}

When I boot, the system comes up like the following:

Sun Fire V240, No Keyboard
Copyright 1998-2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
OpenBoot 4.16.2, 8192 MB memory installed, Serial #xxxx.
Ethernet address 0:3:ba:e3:b0:0f, Host ID: sdgjgf.

{1} ok boot net1 - install
Boot device: /pci@1f,700000/network@2,1  File and args: - install
100 Mbps FDX Link up
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet


I have the V240 devalias set as follows, to the correct devices:

xnet2                    /pci@1d,700000/pci@1/SUNW,hme@0,1:dhcp,
xnet1                    /pci@1e,600000/pci@3/SUNW,hme@0,1:dhcp,
xnet                     /pci@1e,600000/pci@2/SUNW,hme@0,1:dhcp,
net3                     /pci@1d,700000/network@2,1
net2                     /pci@1d,700000/network@2
net1                     /pci@1f,700000/network@2,1
net                      /pci@1f,700000/network@2

Both V240's are configured identically.  I have all /etc/ethers and
/etc/hosts entries properly configured.  I have successfully booted
a V490 with the same setup, but with ce interfaces.

Is there a problem with booting the V240 from anything but the
primary interface on Solaris 9?   Is there a patch I can apply to
the install image on my Jet server?


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