[Beowulf] hp dl170h g6?

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 06:07:02 PDT 2010

fyi... The two suggestions i got from HP, might help others




Please try renaming the interfaces using UDEV rules. Before changing
the names, please note which MAC address corresponds to which NIC port
and the way they are to be ordered. DMIDECODE command may be used to
obtain this information.

For changing the NIC's name allocation, please change the file:
/etc/udev/rules.d/XX-net_persistent_names.rules inserting the correct
names in reference to MAC address. Depending on the distro and version
the XX could be any number and the name of the file could be

root at linux:~# vi /etc/udev/rules.d/30-net_persistent_names.rules
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{address}=="00:00:00::00:01",
IMPORT="/lib/udev/rename_netiface %k eth0"
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{address}=="00:00:00:00:00:02",
IMPORT="/lib/udev/rename_netiface %k eth1"

At the end of each line replace the name ethX with the name you want
to use, ie instead of eth0 use eth2 and finally reboot the system.

You may refer to the following link for more information on writing udev rules:



Both of which would work to workaround the problem, as well as the
ksdevice options do.  However, the trouble comes in that we have post
install scripts inside our kickstart files, if the NIC's enumerate
wrong they don't work.  We expect every machine in our building to
have eth0 (mgmt) and eth1 (regular) network connections and up until
now 99% of them work this way.

since at least one other person has gotten the systems the same way, i
guess there's not much i can do.

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Alan Louis Scheinine
<alscheinine at tuffmail.us> wrote:
>  "ksdevice=bootif"  I had not previous heard of that option.
> Joshua Baker-LePain writes:
>> And, if it is, how many person-years will it take to find said
>> firmware flash file on HP's website (seriously, how broken is that
>> site!?)?
> To find a ppd file for an HP printer, navigating their website does not work
> for me, whereas, using Google brings me to the right page on the HP web
> site.
> With regards to Google, it finds a suggestion from Jay Hilliard
>> In your pxelinux config file:
>> add ksdevice=bootif
>> also add "IPAPPEND 2" to the end of the file
>> In your kickstart file, don't specify a device:
>>   "network --bootproto dhcp"
> There is also
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Kickstart#network
> Is this more complete?  Or is it incorrect?
> I don't know, just asking.
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