Running OS tftp vs. pxeboot tftp

Rick Miller vmiller at
Wed May 16 18:51:28 UTC 2012

Thanks for your feedback.  I agree that separating the networks and
isolating the build network thus eliminating the need for VLAN tagging
is the ideal scenario.  Unfortunately, influencing those changes are
beyond my sphere of influence in this particular case.

At the end of the day, our solution was to replace with
Grub2pxe.  I have a blog post detailing the scenario at

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM, Erik Nørgaard <norgaard at> wrote:
> Hi
> On 14/03/2012 11:44, Rick Miller wrote:
>> I thought I would follow up on this as a couple individuals expressed
>> an interest in it...
>> We have isolated the configuration in which this occurs under.  It
>> occurs during the execution of on brocade switches with
>> vlan tagging enabled.
> You might save yourself time and money buying a cheap switch and doing your
> jumpstart install on a separate closed network completely isolated from the
> rest of your networks, without VLAN tagging required.
> If you have lots of nodes to install it makes sense to maintain your own
> repository of freebsd and packages, and it's good practice to keep your
> preproduction systems separate from production, so there is no need for
> network access.
> BR, Erik
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Take care
Rick Miller

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