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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2012 14:51:27 -0400
From:      Rick Miller <vmiller@hostileadmin.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Running OS tftp vs. pxeboot tftp
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Thanks for your feedback.  I agree that separating the networks and
isolating the build network thus eliminating the need for VLAN tagging
is the ideal scenario.  Unfortunately, influencing those changes are
beyond my sphere of influence in this particular case.

At the end of the day, our solution was to replace pxeboot.bs with
Grub2pxe.  I have a blog post detailing the scenario at
https://hostileadmin.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/pxe-booting-into-a-freebsd-in=
stallation/

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Erik N=F8rgaard <norgaard@locolomo.org> wr=
ote:
> Hi
>
>
> On 14/03/2012 11:44, Rick Miller wrote:
>>
>> I thought I would follow up on this as a couple individuals expressed
>> an interest in it...
>>
>> We have isolated the configuration in which this occurs under. =A0It
>> occurs during the execution of pxeboot.bs on brocade switches with
>> vlan tagging enabled.
>
>
> You might save yourself time and money buying a cheap switch and doing yo=
ur
> jumpstart install on a separate closed network completely isolated from t=
he
> rest of your networks, without VLAN tagging required.
>
> If you have lots of nodes to install it makes sense to maintain your own
> repository of freebsd and packages, and it's good practice to keep your
> preproduction systems separate from production, so there is no need for
> network access.
>
>
> BR, Erik
>
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Take care
Rick Miller



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