[et-mgmt-tools] "Could not communicate with" error

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Fri Jun 1 20:33:48 UTC 2007

On Jun 1, 2007, at 12:34, Michael DeHaan wrote:

> I'll see what's up with the docs...

Sorry, I should have just included what I was talking about:

     "Note that if a cobbler import provides enough information
     to use the boot server as a yum mirror for core packages,
     cobbler will set up kickstarts to use the cobbler server
     as a mirror instead of the outside world. If this feature
     is undesirable, it can be turned off by setting
     yum_core_mirror_from_server to 0 in /var/lib/cobbler/settings
     (and rerunning ``cobbler sync''). You may want to disable this
     feature if machines are provisioned on a different
     VLAN/network than production."

I'm also starting to understand the wisdom of setting up using MAC  
addresses, even under Xen.  Are there 'best practices' for this?  I  
just made up a prefix (BF:CC in my case, so we can remember that my  
company set it up) and for the remainder I used the IP address, in  
hex, human order.  If there's a better way that might sync up later  
with virt-factory I'd be happy to change over.


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