Speeding up iPXE kickoff?
CWDS last edited by
I have a few systems which have 4+ nic ports; and iPXE takes a long time to boot these systems as it tries to wait for each port to come up before proceeding. I wouldnt entirely care, except it seems to try each port twice.
Is there a way to speed this up? Obviously theres at least a port up, and its the port that really matters as iPXE had started, but having to wait 2-5 minutes for the other ports to come up is just taking away from the imaging window I have available to me.
@CWDS Not sure why it would go through the interfaces twice.
Anyhow, if you want to change the behavior for iPXE you want to look into building your own iPXE binaries and play with the ipxe script: https://github.com/FOGProject/fogproject/blob/master/src/ipxe/src-efi/ipxescript
For iPXE building you wanna read here: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=IPXE#Compile