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Unable to download the kick start file [closed]

asked 2015-09-21 07:05:29 -0800

Deivarayan gravatar image

updated 2015-09-21 07:08:29 -0800


I`ve installed the fuel master and created a open stack environment (as per Fuel configuration guide). I have a private network to which my control nodes and compute nodes get connected with the fuel master.

I enabled PXE boot in my nodes and it detected the master`s private interface but the problem is while booting, i selected centos from the boot menu after which it got stuck with the following error.

Unable to download the kickstart file. Please modify the below parameter.

( is the interface in the fuel master that is connected to the private network) Am i missing any configuration. Please advice.

Thanks in advance!!!

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answered 2015-09-23 03:14:15 -0800

lmcdasm gravatar image

you can try up and you can see the DHCP offers. .if you know the MACs of your hosts, then you will know who the FUEL is giving out IPs and BOOTP to (you can also see this in the FUEL gui clicking the little cog on the Nodes screen).

For seeing who the other DHCP server is, you are sort of blind to that (Unless you create another NIC in your FUEL VM and have it get an IP and see - still going to get in the way though - reboot your hosts if they get stuck and play roulette

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Thank you so much. I disabled the second DHCP server and bootstrap was able to install successfully and i am able to see it as a unallocated node in web. But when i have to use centos, Kindly let me know whether centos image should exist in my nodes or Fuel master can push the image to my node ?

Deivarayan ( 2015-09-23 03:40:27 -0800 )edit

Also, Please let me know whether the nodes have to be PXE booted all the time ?

Deivarayan ( 2015-09-23 05:30:13 -0800 )edit

once you have completed a deploy the nodes do not have to be pxe booted.. once a deployment is done, the installation is on the Hard disk of the nodes (compute and control) and fuel can be turned off / disabled until you want to add nodes / delete deployment, etc.

lmcdasm ( 2015-09-24 08:09:57 -0800 )edit

answered 2015-09-21 09:24:25 -0800

threesmaller gravatar image

updated 2015-09-21 09:36:21 -0800


Can you install bootstrap successfully and Fuel master can detect unallocated node on Web?

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Hi, I am able to install bootstrap successfully. but i am not able to see the unallocated node on web. Node was PXE booted by Fuel but ip address was assigned by virtualbox (DHCP server conflict between virtualbox and Fuel). I am planning to move all my nodes to a seperate hardware.Please advice.

Deivarayan ( 2015-09-22 04:32:06 -0800 )edit

Also, Could you please let me know whether this DHCP server conflict could be the reason for failure of centos installation as well ?

Deivarayan ( 2015-09-22 04:33:28 -0800 )edit

you cant have a second DHCP server on the same network, cause when the node reboots (from localhost method to start to install the OS) your other DHCP server gives it a wrong address and therefor cant reach the FUEL. Turn off the other DHCP and try it

lmcdasm ( 2015-09-22 07:21:16 -0800 )edit

I think you can capture packets on Fuel master and check there are any packets from nodes.

threesmaller ( 2015-09-22 18:27:50 -0800 )edit

answered 2015-09-23 05:27:28 -0800

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updated 2015-09-23 05:28:18 -0800

yw - when you say you use centos? do you mean, you want to deploy Centos Openstack, or you have deployed openstack and you want to deploy a centos VM via Openstack? follow instructions found here (installation instructions for fuel arno - at the top) cheers /d

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Thank you so much :)Earlier, I didnt know that Fuel would push the centos settings after i click deploy changes button in web.

Deivarayan ( 2015-09-24 03:06:57 -0800 )edit

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