I have an HP Proliant SL250s Gen8 (right-hand) server which is apparently not able to boot from the network. If I configure the system to PXE boot in the BIOS, or if I hit F12, it does start up the Intel boot agent (for netboot) and claims to be attempting to DHCP. However, the system does not boot. In addition, running
tcpdump -i eth0 -s 1500 port bootps or port bootpc on the PXE server during boot does not show any DHCP requests from the server MAC address.
I have confirmed that a second server, using the same switch port and cable, is capable of booting using my PXE server. When booting the second server, the above
tcpdump command successfully captures the DHCP request.
I haven't worked with HP servers much before. Is there a "make it boot" button in the BIOS somewhere that I've missed? ;-)