Unattended Provisioning Troubleshooting » History » Version 6

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h1. Unattended Provisioning Troubleshooting

Below are some topics and troubleshooting steps that you may encounter while using the unattended provisioning. Please add topics or provide answers if you can.

h2. Host is stuck in PXEboot cycle after provisioning.

h3. libvirt

PXELinux is broken on some systems for versions >= 4.02.

If new host fails to boot from the local hard disk, harddisc, try to replace "LOCALBOOT 0" with "LOCALBOOT -1" in your PXE default template;
If this does not help you can try "chain.c32 hd0,0" instead.

h2. Host did not get the provision file

If your host can't get the provision file check your apache config. The foreman configuration should be in a file called <code>foreman.conf</code>. There you have the vHost configuration for HTTP and HTTPS access. If you have multiple interfaces in your foreman server, you must make sure that the right IP address under which the host tries to access the foreman server is configured here. You may also configure apache to listen on all interfaces by using the * wildcard. Your <code>foreman.conf</code> should look similar to

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAlias foreman
DocumentRoot /usr/share/foreman/public
PassengerAppRoot /usr/share/foreman/
RailsAutoDetect On
AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

<VirtualHost *:443>
ServerAlias foreman

RailsAutoDetect On
DocumentRoot /usr/share/foreman/public
PassengerAppRoot /usr/share/foreman/

# Use puppet certificates for SSL

SSLEngine On
SSLCertificateFile /var/lib/puppet/ssl/certs/mycert.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFile /var/lib/puppet/ssl/private_keys/mykey.pem
SSLCertificateChainFile /var/lib/puppet/ssl/certs/ca.pem
SSLCACertificateFile /var/lib/puppet/ssl/certs/ca.pem
SSLVerifyClient optional
SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
SSLVerifyDepth 3

h2. Some questions did not get answered by the provision file.

h2. Provision file is using the wrong installation media server.