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: (01000D609C8888,188.8.131.52) currently marked as unusable.
To make the IP address usable again, I used the Solaris pntadm utility:
pntadm -M 184.108.40.206 -f PERMANENT 220.127.116.11
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 18.104.22.168
Client ID Flags Client IP Server IP Lease Expiration Macro Comment 01000D609C8888 01 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 Forever 188.8.131.52 me
Once I adjusted the flags, everything started working. Jeah!