[ PCA ] [Re-]Provisioning a compute node loops in PXE boot and OVS Software installation indefinitely
Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2017
Applies to:Private Cloud Appliance - Version 1.0.1 and later
On Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, when attempting to provision or reprovision a compute node, it installs HMP and then PXE boots to install the Oracle VM Server Software.
At the end of the Oracle VM Server Installation, the compute node reboots, but loads again the OVS software installation through PXE instead of booting from its local disk. This repeats indefinitely.
The node is finally marked dead/DEAD and provisioning fails.
If a new provisioning job is submittted and the Graphical Console is open through the ILOM Web Console of the Compute Node, one can notice during HMP installation :
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