I need to force a ProLiant DL380 G7 server to PXE boot from a non-default (not Port 1) NIC.
So far I was unsuccessful in finding out how to do this, or if it's even possible.
I will be very grateful for any suggestions!
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On G7 and earlier servers, this can be changed in the BIOS. This assumes onboard interfaces.
(I hope you have ILO access)
F9 during POST to get into the system BIOS menu (ROM-Based Setup Utility).
Follow the menus from
System Options > Embedded NICs > NIC X Boot Options.
Select the NIC you wish to boot from, and flip the
Network Boot flag.
You'll need a power cycle to make that change effective.
This is also available from the host OS (assuming the server is already running and has one).
[root@Tantalalicious ~]# hpasmcli HP management CLI for Linux (v2.0) Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Group, L.P. hpasmcli> help enable pxe USAGE: ENABLE PXE [ NIC1 | NIC2 | NIC3 | NIC4 ]: Enables PXE support on the embedded NICs.