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ignite boot suddenly stops working

marvin51796
Regular Advisor

ignite boot suddenly stops working

i have had a running ignite server for 2 years, it suddenly getting an error and i cant get it to boot. I have checked tftp and it works, the nbp.efi is configured... but i am still getting  the following errors

 

Retrieving File Size
PXE-E18: Timeout.  Server did not respond.
Exit status code: Invalid Parameter

 

please let me know if anyone has any ideas or what to check next.

thanks

 

hpux 11vi3, on a blade server patched to march 2012

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ignite boot suddenly stops working

Do you use dbprofile on the client?

 

Otherwise there could be another PXE server on the network?


Hope this helps!
Regards
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marvin51796
Regular Advisor

Re: ignite boot suddenly stops working

yes we do use dbprofile when i am at the isl command prompt...here is the output for instl -d, i have also done a tftp from one server to another server.

 

 instl_adm -d
# instl_adm defaults:
# NOTE: Manual additions between the lines containing "instl_adm defaults"
#       and "end instl_adm defaults" will not be preserved.
server="172.27.104.85"
netmask[]="255.255.255.0"
route_gateway[0]="172.27.104.1"
route_destination[0]="default"
# end instl_adm defaults.

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Sanjay Yugal Kishore Ha
Frequent Advisor

Re: ignite boot suddenly stops working

From an alternate HP-UX client, try the bootpquery to the intended Ignite-UX server. If you get a positive response, it will rule out bootp related challenges at the Ignite-UX server.

 

Next, check in your Ignite-UX server's /etc/bootptab file, if you have the MAC address of the client that is receiving the PXE-boot errors.

 

HTH,

Sanjay

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