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Ignite UX for different subnet and firewall

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Ignite UX for different subnet and firewall

My Ignite server ( and new client ( are on different subnet. There is firewall between them. Need to know what ports i need to open in the firewall and what will be the way of booting from that ignite server. I have tried. If someone has a solution will be great help.


Shell> dbprofile -dn ignite -sip -cip -gip -m -b “/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi”

Shell> lanboot select -dn ignite


Failed with error


Shell> lanboot select -dn ignite
01 Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,101)/Pci(1|0)/Pci(6|0)/Mac(00110A427C26)
02 Acpi(HWP0002,PNP0A03,101)/Pci(1|0)/Pci(6|1)/Mac(00110A427C27)
Select Desired LAN: 02

Client MAC Address: 00 11 0A 42 7C 27

LAN Configuration:
Client MAC Address : 00 11 0A 42 7C 27
Client IP Address :
Gateway IP Address :
Subnet Mask :
Boot Server IP Address :
DHCP Server IP Address :

Retrieving File Size

Boot file name: ?/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi?
Boot file size: 0 bytes

PXE-E18: Timeout. Server did not respond.

LANBOOT [select] [-od "optional_data"]
LANBOOT [select] [-dn name]
LANBOOT [select] [-sip server_ip] [-cip client_ip] [-gip gateway_ip]
[-m subnet_mask] [-b "boot_file"] [-od "optional_data"]

Execute 'help lanboot' for more help.

Shell> dbprofile
Profile List

Profile Name: ignite
Network Type: IPv4
Server IP address:
Client IP address:
Gateway IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Boot File: ?/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi?
Optional Data:

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Re: Ignite UX for different subnet and firewall

This looks a bit strange

Boot file name: ?/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi?

could you check this again "?" instead of "

Hope this helps!


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Re: Ignite UX for different subnet and firewall



There is no problem booting a client from a server on a different subnet, using dbprofile or a boothelper, but trough a firewall it just doesn't make sense. You have to open lots of ports for NFS, and the worst part to boot you need to open bootp,etc. They are very unsecure ports.


Here is a link with info you can check:



Windows?, no thanks