SUMMARY: Jumpstart running very slowly

From: Geoff Lane <>
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 13:18:28 EST
Lot's of responses suggested some kind of network problem - possibly an
auto-negotiation problem.  In fact, the connection to the switch was running
in half-duplex mode. Replacing the switch fixed that problem but didn't
improve the slow installation.

In the end, the problem was tracked down using snoop; an invalid default
router IP was specified in the client configuration.  Why this didn't cause
an immediate problem is unknown.

Thanks to all respondents and I hope those of you currently on holiday have
a fun time.

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 10:48:20PM +0000, Geoff Lane wrote:
> Is Jumpstart usually slow?  I've just set up my first Solaris 9 jumpstart
> server on a V480 and I'm trying to perform an install onto a CD-less V240. 
> Both are on a private 100Mb network with no other traffic.  Using "boot net
> - install" starts well and everything seems OK until the actual installation
> begins.  It is very slow, SUNWcsd has been installing for over three hours
> now.
> Netstat reports that packets are flowing so I don't think the install has
> stalled.
> Is jumpstart naturally slow or do I have a possible problem?

Geoff Lane
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