- Red Hat Network Satellite 5.5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- Bare metal kickstart from Satellite fails to complete due to lack of static IP information.
- The boot prompt kernel line on the client should read:
vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img ks=http://<FQDN or IP of Satellite server>/ks/cfg/org/1/label/<kickstart profile name> ip=<static IP of client> netmask=<netmask of client network in 255 format> gateway=<GW of client network> dns=<DNS IP> ksdevice=link
NOTE: For RHEL 6 there are no proceeding "--" before each option here.
- Then within the kickstart profile on the Satellite's webui the Advanced Options 'network' line should read:
--bootproto=static --device=ethX --onboot=on --ip=<static IP of client> --netmask=<netmask of client network in 255 format> --gateway=<GW of client network> --dns=<DNS IP>
NOTE: Each is preceded by '--'.
- When using static IP addresses with bare metal kickstarts the IP information must be specified on the ks= kernel line to initiate the kickstart and within the kickstart profile itself. If not anaconda will prompt for the information and stop the kickstart.
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