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Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

 
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David Dilly
Regular Advisor

Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

Hello
I've installed an ignite-ux server version C.6.8.152 on 11iv2 (EO-ENT 03/06).

I've Two 11iv2 ( same Version and OS) clients for the Ignite-ux server.
I've created the Recovery Archive for the two clients.

When i want to recover using the network for my Itanium Server, i have this message on the EFI:
PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received
Exit status code: Invalid Parameter.

I think the problem come from the file /etc/bootptab, but i don't know the syntax of this file.

Can somebody help me ?
Thanks.


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David Dilly
Regular Advisor

Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

I've this error message in the syslog :

Aug 8 17:50:14 mgdeverp01 bootpd[2358]: Option 43: Client specified unacceptable option length (86 octets)

VAS_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

Will you show us your bootptab entries?

$ cat /etc/bootptab |grep -vE '^$|^#'


Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

The PXE message indicates that there is no valid PXE response received against the PXE boot request.

If you doubt about syntax of "bootptab" file, validate it using
# dhcptools -v

Refer the doc at
http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90970/apbs03.html?btnNext=next%A0%BB

You might want to check for valid entries for "bootps" and "tftp" in /etc/inetd.conf on the Ignite-UX server.

Ensure the network configuration like ip-address and subnet mask are correct which should ensure both client and server are on the same subnet. You might want to select the proper lan card for network boot at EFI shell using # lanboot select

The fix for the syslog message is a patch PHNE_32675.
David Dilly
Regular Advisor

Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

Thanks for your reply

for this question :
Will you show us your bootptab entries?
this is the entry :
$ cat /etc/bootptab |grep -vE '^$|^#'
test:\
bf=C2300B:\
hd=/usr/lib/X11/700X/bin:\
hn:\
ht=ether:\
vm=rfc1048:\
ha=080009000000:\
ip=192.30.103.01
ignite-defaults:\
ht=ethernet:\
hn:\
bf=/opt/ignite/boot/nbp.efi:\
bs=48
System-IPF:\
tc=ignite-defaults:\
ha=00d009000000:\
ip=190.40.101.22:\
sm=255.255.248.0:\
gw=190.1.48.1:\
ds=190.1.48.11

And the ignite-ux server and the clients are on the same subnet.
Ip of the server 10.27.12.138 and subnet 255.255.252.0
Ip of the client 10.27.12.146 and subnet 255.255.252.0

On the client i'am sure to use the good mac adresse is lanA (lan0 on the OS).
The Ignite-ux server is configured with APA.

Thanks.
Ludovic Derlyn
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

Prashanth.D.S
Honored Contributor
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Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

Hi David,

The Ignite FAQ (http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/faq.html#d0e2352) describes the
problem and solution:


The "PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received" error indicates that the client
did not receive a valid message from either a BOOTP or DHCP server.

Itanium®-based clients differ from PA-RISC clients because the Ignite-UX
instl_bootd boot protocol server can not be used. The Configure Booting IP
Addresses button on the Server Configuration tab of the Ignite-UX GUI and
the /etc/opt/ignite/inst_boottab file do not apply to Itanium®-based clients.

Instead, a BOOTP/DHCP server such as HP-UX bootpd must be configured
and /etc/bootptab entries made for each client.


The "Ignite Administration Guide" (http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-
90872/index.html) explains how modify the bootptab in Appendix B,
section "Using bootptab as an Alternative to DHCP"
(http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-
90872/apbs03.html).

Best Regards,
Prashanth
David Dilly
Regular Advisor

Re: Ignite-UX ERROR PXE-E16: Valid PXE offer not received

Thanks