Does Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 supports PXE/normal boot over bonded NICs?

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Issue

  • While attempting to pxeboot a diskless host, supplying bonding parameters to dracut via the pxelinux.cfg file, the system fails to mount the root drive.
  • If configured without bonding the system succeeds in mounting the root drive.
  • Here are the boot parameters mentioned on anaconda command line.
linux text selinux=no bond=bond0:eth0,eth1:mode=active-backup,miimon=100,primary=eth0 ip=192.168.0.10 netmask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.0.254
  • Does Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 supports PXE/normal boot over bonded NICs?
  • The underlying disks are iSCSI disks, so because the bond0 device was not yet ready and configured, so the following kernel panic message was received during boot.
dracut Warning: LVM VolGroup/lv_swap not found
dracut Warning: LVM VolGroup/lv_root not found

dracut Warning: Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell" to the kernel command line.
dracut Warning: Signal caught!


dracut Warning: LVM VolGroup/lv_swap not found
dracut Warning: LVM VolGroup/lv_root not found

dracut Warning: Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell" to the kernel command line.
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Pid: 1, comm: init Not tainted 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 #1
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff8150cfc8>] ? panic+0xa7/0x16f
 [<ffffffff81073ae2>] ? do_exit+0x862/0x870
 [<ffffffff81073b48>] ? do_group_exit+0x58/0xd0
 [<ffffffff81073bd7>] ? sys_exit_group+0x17/0x20
 [<ffffffff8100b072>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2/6.3/6.4
  • dracut in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

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