SUMMARY: Solaris 10 jumpstart question - boot server and install serveron different machines

From: Nicole Skyrca <>
Date: Fri Nov 02 2007 - 10:28:20 EDT
I am not sure exactly what was causing my jumpstart problems. I had a
few suggestions that the subnet mask might be getting set wrong and thus
causing the problem.

We are moving to a new jumpstart server, and the machine that I setup as
a boot server is our old jumpstart server. The old jumpstart server has
multiple network interfaces on it.  One is on the subnet of my client,
and one is on the same subnet as the new jumpstart server.   Someone
made the suggestion that perhaps the client was locking onto the server
that provided the RARP reply, and expected the bootparams information
from there as well.

I ended up creating another boot server on the same subnet as my client.
This boot server only has one interface. This worked- I boot from the
new boot server and get the sysidcfg and install information from the
install server.

Thank you all for your help.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nicole Skyrca
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 4:42 PM
Subject: Solaris 10 jumpstart question - boot server and install
serveron different machines


I am trying to jumpstart a Sunblade 2000 with Solaris 10.  The jumpstart
install server is on a different subnet than my sunblade, so I created a
boot server on the same subnet.

When I try "boot net -s", it hangs after the following lines:

Using RPC bootparams for network configuration information.

Attempting to configure interface eri0...

Configured interface eri0


At this point, I stop seeing traffic in snoop on my boot server, but I
never see anything in snoop on my install server.  I have never done a
jumpstart where the boot and install server were different servers.
This is my /etc/bootparams file entry. Is this correct for a boot
root=data-4:/export/os-cd/5.10-0606/Solaris_10/Tools/Boot \

install_config=ncwis03:/export/install/5.10 \

sysid_config=ncwis03:/export/install/5.10/sysidcfg-local/subnet4 \

boottype=:in rootopts=:rsize=32768 term=:sun

Any suggestions?



Nicole Skyrca

Information Technology Analyst

Syracuse University

207 Machinery Hall

Syracuse, New York 13244

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