multiple install servers; memdisk
steffen.grunewald at aei.mpg.de
Tue Jun 7 14:03:28 CEST 2005
On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 10:08:50AM +0200, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> > On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 09:22:42PM +0200, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> > > > On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 05:57:22PM +0200, Anders Jackson wrote:
> > > > > > BTW, I still like the idea of having multiple DHCP servers.
> > > > > > Unfortunately, the second one (if no FAI server) would simply let the
> > > > > > node boot from its harddisk - not exactly what's intended.
> > > > > > Switch off the additional DHCP servers for FAI installations?
> > > > >
> > > Sorry, but I didn't get the point -- why would the second one let the node boot
> > > from its harddisk???
> > Suppose you got two DHCP servers, only one of them acting as FAI install
> > server. Only the FAI server would have a specific PXE/TFTP entry for the
> > host to be installed...(because only it can serve FAI to the client) -
> > the other one would have a default PXE entry (localboot). Now you'll
> > be playing Russian roulette, guess which server will respond first...
> As long as you are using ISC's dhcpd, the "next-server" statement should tell
> your clients, where to fetch their images from. I'm using 3 DHCP servers and my
> FAI-server is a completely different host ...
Still I end up with attempts to connect to the DHCP server for faimond
and log upload...
I guess I will have to fiddle with some stuff in the FAI nfsroot.
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