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XenServer Network instalaltion failing with "unable to access repository"


Ken Z

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Hi everyone

 

anyone managed to get a XenServer installation onto a HP ProLiant server using PXE/TFTP boot and HTTP source location?

I've got the TFTP boot working as per https://docs.xenserver.com/en-us/citrix-hypervisor/install/network-boot.html

I've also got an answer file configured on a HTTP server which is being read successfully after the TFTP Boot (UEFI Booting with grub.cfg file), but when it comes to the source  location on the same HTTP server, I get an error message "Unable to access repository (url, http://10.1.1.1/XenServer/)" (NOTE the web server is running on 10.1.1.1)

 

If I remove the answerfile entry from grub.cfg so that it becomes a manual installation, and I specify the source location manually as http://10.1.1.1/xenserver/ it comes back with "A base installation repository was not found at that location".

If it point my browser at http://10.1.1.1/xenserver/ is successfully lists the contents of the ISO I copied across (even the .treeinfo file)

 

My lab is a very simple, flat network on a 10.0.0.0/8 address range

Any pointers to where I might be going wrong gratefully received.

 

Regards

 

Ken Z

 

As an aside, anyone know how to get the installer to auto-run once the TFTP boot has occurred? it stops on the grub menu waiting for the user to press Enter

 

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