[CentOS] How Do I ...
jobst at barrett.com.au
Fri Apr 16 02:35:02 UTC 2010
> Then came blade servers with built-in nics you can't unplug because they're plugged to the blade center enclosure's internal switches :)
On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 08:32:06AM -0700, Fernando Gleiser (fergleiser at yahoo.com) wrote:
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> > From: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst at barrett.com.au>
> > To: centos at centos.org
> > Sent: Thu, April 15, 2010 1:20:45 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] How Do I ...
> > in the olden days it was so easy, you had PCI cards and they were
> > named by the slot number, starting with eth0 in PCI slot 1 and so on.
> > Then
> > came the inbuilt nics
> > Then came the PCIx built nics
> > Then came the PCI-e
> > built nics
> > OUCH! ;-)
> I had an awful time trying to install a bunch of servers via PXE, the server booted from one nic, then tried to configure eth0 which was ANOTHER nic which was (of course) connected to a different built in switch and the installation failed because it couldn't access the kickstart file.
> We had to trunk the 4 internal switches for the install, then we had to look into the switch's management to see which card was in what port, then modify the ifcfg-ethX to configure each one of the NICs with the right IP
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