ipxe/boot.php and bzImage running very slow


  • OS: Debian
    FOG Version: 1.5.9-RC2

    My FOG deployment speeds seem to be normal, however, when any client pxeboots into FOG, /fog/service/ipxe/boot.php and bzImage are running very slow . They eventually work, but after each attempt to run there are maybe 30 or so dots after it.

    So it looks like this:

    /fog/service/ipxe/boot.php......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ok
    

    This just started occuring today. As I said before, Partclone seems to be running at normal speeds, but it just takes each client maybe 5 minutes to get there.

    Any insight as to why this may be happening? Thanks!


  • @sebastian-roth said in ipxe/boot.php and bzImage running very slow:

    @danieln said in ipxe/boot.php and bzImage running very slow:

    The only change was that I added one additional storage node.

    Storage node being in the same subnet as well?

    Correct. I double checked and it is on the same subnet.

  • Senior Developer

    @danieln said in ipxe/boot.php and bzImage running very slow:

    The only change was that I added one additional storage node.

    Storage node being in the same subnet as well?


  • @sebastian-roth Thank you for your comments and questions!

    After having the weekend, I came in and shut the Master off for 2-3 minutes and rebooted it, and it seems to be working normally now. Turning the servers off and on was something I had tried multiple times when the issue was present and it did not seem to help at all. Very strange.

    Are your hosts and the FOG server all on the same subnet?

    Yes, they are all on the same subnet.

    What changed since it worked fine? Update on the FOG server (new iPXE binaries)? Changed network components? Used different hosts (NICs, maybe USB ethernet adapters)?

    The only change was that I added one additional storage node. Could this have been database related? Network components and hosts are all the same. No USB ethernet adapters used.

    I’m obviously thankful that it’s working for the moment. But I will update this thread with any further issues that arise.

    Thanks again,

  • Senior Developer

    @danieln said in ipxe/boot.php and bzImage running very slow:

    My FOG deployment speeds seem to be normal, however, when any client pxeboots into FOG, /fog/service/ipxe/boot.php and bzImage are running very slow . They eventually work, but after each attempt to run there are maybe 30 or so dots after it.

    This is within iPXE that is used by FOG for some of the PXE boot process. So as a first guess I would say there is a driver issue within iPXE with a particular NIC (network interface card). But the question arises if this happens with all of your hosts in exactly the same way?

    Are your hosts and the FOG server all on the same subnet?

    This just started occuring today.

    This makes things even more interesting. What changed since it worked fine? Update on the FOG server (new iPXE binaries)? Changed network components? Used different hosts (NICs, maybe USB ethernet adapters)?

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