While working through a few issues with our x86 jumpstart setup, I saw the following error messages when one of the clients was attempting to PXE boot:
429f62d0: Datagram received on network device: ge0(limited broadcast)
429f62d0: (01000D609C8888,22.214.171.124) currently marked as unusable.
To make the IP address usable again, I used the Solaris pntadm utility:
$ pntadm -M 126.96.36.199 -f PERMANENT 188.8.131.52
The “-M” option instructs pntadm to modify the entry, and the “-f PERMANENT” option tells pntadm to make this entry permanent. The final option is the macro associated with the network which the IP address/client is assigned to. To verify the command worked, we can use pntadm’s “-P” (print) option:
$ pntadm -P 184.108.40.206
Client ID Flags Client IP Server IP Lease Expiration Macro Comment 01000D609C8888 01 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 Forever 22.214.171.124 me
Once I adjusted the flags, everything started working. Jeah!