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PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

 
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Occasional Collector

PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

We use a PXEboot environment for maintenance. fo some reason on the G7 models the smartstart start screen does not show up. The iso is mounted, X-windows is running. It is even possible to start things from /mnt/bootdevice by hand.

The same  setup works on other proliants and virtual machines.

 

Any idea?

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Honored Contributor

Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

What method are you using to 'mount' the .iso. iLO card? Also, how much RAM is in the server?

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Advisor

Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

It is a PXE boot environment, so the iLO is not used to mount the ISO.

 

Were using PXELINUX and using the SmartStart boot with the same options as described in documentation about the Smartstart scripting toolkit.

 

The RAM amount varies from 4 to over 32 GB...

 

Regards,
Martien

Regards,
Martien
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Occasional Collector

Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

Let's just see what the next generation FW/SS does.

 

***Available first of October, 2011***

Simplified delivery of HP ProLiant systems software and firmware into a single PXE bootable ISO image to reduce customer:

  • Qualification cycles
  • Resource usage
  • Maintenance windows
  • Downtime

Now only to find the ssp download...

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Advisor

Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7


@Arco wrote:

Now only to find the ssp download...



http://www.hp.com/go/ssp

 

Seems to me that download is not yet possible.

Regards,
Martien
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Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

Download is finally there, tried it. For diagnostics via PXE you still need the SmartStart, so we still have a problem

Regards,
Martien
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Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

Logged a support case at HP... hope to get back here with some good news :)

Regards,
Martien
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Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

make sure to include the kernel parameter  noexec32=off 

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Re: PXEBoot Smartstart 8.70 ends up in empty X-windows on DL360 G7

Wondering if you received further information on how to make this work? I'm having the same issue.

 

Regards,

Wes