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Hello, I'm trying to clone a server via NIM using a mksysb image from the source. Following the instructions in the NIM Guide, I defined resources for the mksysb image, SPOT and lpp_source for the corresponding AIX level (4.3.3). However, booting the server over the network (IP connectivity works and the target is in the same subnet as the master), the target machine continues with the 2nd boot device after the following output instead of installing the image: BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ... BOOTP S = 1 FILE: /tftpboot/156.109.175.134 Load Addr=0x4000 Max Size=0xbfc000 FINAL Packet Count = ...

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    Default Cloning a server via NIM using a mksysb image failes

    Hello,

    I'm trying to clone a server via NIM using a mksysb image from the source.
    Following the instructions in the NIM Guide, I defined resources for the
    mksysb image, SPOT and lpp_source for the corresponding AIX level (4.3.3).

    However, booting the server over the network (IP connectivity works and the
    target is in the same subnet as the master), the target machine continues
    with the 2nd boot device after the following output instead of installing
    the image:

    BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ...
    BOOTP S = 1
    FILE: /tftpboot/156.109.175.134 Load Addr=0x4000
    Max Size=0xbfc000 FINAL Packet Count = 8056
    FINAL File Size = 4124460 bytes.


    BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for
    Spanning Tree ... BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 0 BOOTP: do-
    arp-req failed: 1 BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 2
    BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 3 BOOTP: do-arp-req failed:
    4 BOOTP ERROR: ARP failed, ABORT !20A80003 !

    Anyone out there who can help
    me with this?

    Thanks in advanced and best regards,

    J÷rg NouvertnÚ


    The Swordsman Guest

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    Default Re: Cloning a server via NIM using a mksysb image failes

    Am Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:08:51 +0200 hat The Swordsman <the_swordsmanweb.de>
    geschrieben:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm trying to clone a server via NIM using a mksysb image from the
    > source. Following the instructions in the NIM Guide, I defined resources
    > for the mksysb image, SPOT and lpp_source for the corresponding AIX level
    > (4.3.3).
    >
    > However, booting the server over the network (IP connectivity works and
    > the target is in the same subnet as the master), the target machine
    > continues with the 2nd boot device after the following output instead of
    > installing the image:
    >
    > BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ...
    > BOOTP S = 1 FILE: /tftpboot/156.109.175.134
    > Load Addr=0x4000 Max Size=0xbfc000 FINAL Packet Count = 8056
    > FINAL File Size = 4124460 bytes.
    >
    >
    > BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ... BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 0
    > BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 1 BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 2
    > BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 3 BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 4
    > BOOTP ERROR: ARP failed, ABORT !20A80003 !
    >
    OK. Stupid me was thinking to work with rs6K machines, but for NIM it is a
    chrp. Using that type in the NIM client options made it working...

    .... at least up to the next problem. The whole process works on my test
    machine using the same NIM master, but on the production machine, the boot
    process stops after closing stdin and stdout:


    *** begin screenshot ***
    Version M2P021208
    (c) Copyright IBM Corp. 2000 All rights reserved.
    ------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------



    BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ...


    BOOTP S = 1
    FILE: /tftpboot/156.109.175.134
    Load Addr=0x4000 Max
    Size=0xbfc000
    FINAL Packet Count = 8727
    FINAL File Size = 4467900 bytes.


    -----------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------- Welcome to AIX.
    boot image timestamp: 02:04 07/01
    The current time and date: 07:38:02 09/16/2003
    number of processors: 2 size of memory: 6144Mb
    boot device:
    /pcifff7f08000/ethernetb:156.109.175.11,,156.109.175.134,156.109 .175.1,00,00
    closing stdin and stdout...
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------

    *** end screenshot ***

    Any ideas?

    --
    Regards,

    J÷rg NouvertnÚ
    The Swordsman Guest

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    Default Re: Cloning a server via NIM using a mksysb image failes

    The Swordsman <the_swordsmanweb.de> wrote in message news:<oprvlk5wenw9zf3dnews.cis.dfn.de>...
    > Am Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:08:51 +0200 hat The Swordsman <the_swordsmanweb.de>
    > geschrieben:
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I'm trying to clone a server via NIM using a mksysb image from the
    > > source. Following the instructions in the NIM Guide, I defined resources
    > > for the mksysb image, SPOT and lpp_source for the corresponding AIX level
    > > (4.3.3).
    > >
    > > However, booting the server over the network (IP connectivity works and
    > > the target is in the same subnet as the master), the target machine
    > > continues with the 2nd boot device after the following output instead of
    > > installing the image:
    > >
    > > BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ...
    > > BOOTP S = 1 FILE: /tftpboot/156.109.175.134
    > > Load Addr=0x4000 Max Size=0xbfc000 FINAL Packet Count = 8056
    > > FINAL File Size = 4124460 bytes.
    > >
    > >
    > > BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ... BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 0
    > > BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 1 BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 2
    > > BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 3 BOOTP: do-arp-req failed: 4
    > > BOOTP ERROR: ARP failed, ABORT !20A80003 !
    > >
    >
    > OK. Stupid me was thinking to work with rs6K machines, but for NIM it is a
    > chrp. Using that type in the NIM client options made it working...
    >
    > ... at least up to the next problem. The whole process works on my test
    > machine using the same NIM master, but on the production machine, the boot
    > process stops after closing stdin and stdout:
    >
    >
    > *** begin screenshot ***
    > Version M2P021208
    > (c) Copyright IBM Corp. 2000 All rights reserved.
    > ------------------------------------------
    > -------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >
    > BOOTP: wait 60 seconds for Spanning Tree ...
    >
    >
    > BOOTP S = 1
    > FILE: /tftpboot/156.109.175.134
    > Load Addr=0x4000 Max
    > Size=0xbfc000
    > FINAL Packet Count = 8727
    > FINAL File Size = 4467900 bytes.
    >
    >
    > -----------------------------------------------------------
    > -------------------- Welcome to AIX.
    > boot image timestamp: 02:04 07/01
    > The current time and date: 07:38:02 09/16/2003
    > number of processors: 2 size of memory: 6144Mb
    > boot device:
    > /pcifff7f08000/ethernetb:156.109.175.11,,156.109.175.134,156.109 .175.1,00,00
    > closing stdin and stdout...
    > ---------------------------------------------------------
    > ----------------------
    >
    > *** end screenshot ***
    >
    > Any ideas?
    Create a bosinst_data resource point to a bosinst.data file with an
    entry of CONSOLE = /dev/tty0 and maybe BOSINST_DEBUG = yes You may
    find that you get to the operating system installation menu, so you
    may/should have an entry in you bosinst.data file of
    EXISTING_SYSTEM_OVERWRITE = yes

    Have you also tried doing "lsnim -l <hostname" where <hostname> is the
    NIM client you are building.

    Steve
    Steve Nottingham Guest

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