Fog bzimage failing to load after PXE boot on VMware ESXi 5.5

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    Using trunk 7017 on ubuntu 14.04. Booting a vmware esxi vm with a VMX3 nic.

    It’s a bit strange. iPXE loads correctly, but it seems to pause when trying to load bzimage. First time it got stuck around 50%, just hangs there. Then I reboot and it got stuck at 17% loading. Then I reboot and it got stuck at 0%. Then I rebooted and it loaded successfully, but then init.xz got stuck at 17%. Rebooted again and then they both loaded and it went on to upload the image successfully.

    Not sure what the issue is here? Not loading files from the fog serve properly, here’s a screen shot:
    Im kinda thinking it’s the VMX3 nic causing issues maybe… I’m going to try E1000 and see if the same thing happens.

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  • @andyroo54 I moved the thread to fog technical problems. It’s normal for some virtual adapter types to not work, it’s also normal for them to be in certain modes to work as well. I do know that the current FOS kernel has a Hyper-V kernel parameter built into it already, not sure about esxi. What’s important is that it is working for you and you can proceed.

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    OK Seems to be an issue with VMXNET3 NIc on ESXI 5.5

    I changed the nic to E1000 and it loaded no worries. So I’m not sure if you’d call this a bug as such… but it doesn’t seem to be compatible with VMXNET3 nics…?