Thanks Guys, I can confirm its working now.
I have read it a while ago, but looks like I missed your edits…
Unfortunately I just lost access to these servers just now as I moved a company (last day), as a workaround, we just changed the bios to boot from local hard drive after we fogged them.
Thanks for your help,
My mistake, apologies, it was chainloading failed as suggested in the above pic.
These servers are in bios mode, when changing the Host Bios Exit Type to Grub or Grub_first_hdd i am getting a red screen :
when changing the Host Bios Exit Type to REFIND_EFI i am getting this red screen:
when changing the Host Bios Exit Type to “exit” i am getting a “clone failed” error and then the host reboots.
the other options like grub_windows or grub_cdrom doesn’t make sense in my configuration.
“The other thing I can say (at least for my company) we don’t have servers pxe boot through FOG. When we go to image a physical machine we > > press the F10 or F12 to bring up the boot manager during the system POST. Then from the boot manager we select PXE boot into FOG. This way > we are sure there is no way to accidentally reimage a server. We have a rule that a technician must be in front of the server before it is allowed to > be reimaged. If you use this method the hard drive is always defined first in the boot order.”
We are managing remote datacenter with hundreds of grid nodes, we cant afford interactive startup everytime we want to fog a system.
as well as from some weird reason, FOS fails to load the firmware/driver for this networking Emulex 10GBE networking card when i am using the bios boot menu(F10), while FOS manage to load the NIC firmware/driver correctly if the first boot device is set to the NIC on BIOS boot sequence.
The “boot from localdrive” menu item on fog menu is hanging on :
I assume it chooses a wrong boot device as two storage controllers are installed :
0c:00.0 RAID bus controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array G6 controllers (rev 01)
06:00.0 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2432-based 4Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA (rev 03)
06:00.1 Fibre Channel: QLogic Corp. ISP2432-based 4Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA (rev 03)
The boot device logical drive sits on the HP smart array controller.
Once giving priority to the localdrive before the NIC PXE boot on the bios boot sequence menu, the host will boot up with no issues.
Can you please help with this ?
FOS is failing to load the firmware for BCM57711E 10GBE which is installed on most of blades ( ProLiant BL460c G6) inside the HP BladeCenter c7000.
I had a similar issue in the past with dell blades m620 and another 10gbe Broadcom card, Tom Eliot was so kind to update FOS around the August timeframe and included the fix:
sudo mkdir -pv /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/backup
sudo mv -v /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/bzImage* /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/backup
wget -O /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/bzImage https://fogproject.org/kernels/bzImage
wget -O /var/www/fog/service/ipxe/bzImage32 https://fogproject.org/kernels/bzImage32
here are the details from FOS dmesg for the failed firmware load:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe
Are you able to kindly update the FOS with BCM57711E firmware ?
Thanks in Advance,