Current status of multi-homes machines

Carsten Aulbert carsten.aulbert at
Wed Dec 1 19:00:24 CET 2010

Hi Thomas

On Wednesday 01 December 2010 17:19:23 Thomas Lange wrote:
>     > One machine is multi-homed, i.e. has 3 NICs, two onboard e1000e and
>     > one 10Gb ..... , is there a way to know in the initrd
>     > phase from which NIC the kernel and initrd were served (maybe just
>     > the MAC) and try that device first to mount the NFSROOT from?
> Use fai-chboot -P. The initrd code includes some code which evaluates
> the BOOTIF kernel boot parameters. fai-chboot -P in cooperation with
> pxelinux will set this variable.

This looks much more promising than Michael's proposal, especially if - over 
time - a large number of machine which were more or less homogeneous are 
becoming mire and more diverse.

We'll try that, thank you!



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