cobbler using old IP address
Was already running 0.6.4-2 so I replaced the addresses in the distros
file with @@server@@ and made the necessary changes in the settings file
and its working beautifully again.
Thanks for the quick response.
Richard Abbott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
TICOM Geomatics, Inc.
9130 Jollyville Rd, Ste 300
Austin, TX 78759
Office : (512)610-8340
Fax : (512)345-9992
Cell : (512)422-2352
Michael DeHaan wrote:
> Richard Abbott wrote:
>> I am having an issue with cobbler holding onto an old ip address.
>> I have gotten cobbler installed and several systems successfully
>> reimaging themselves on a weekly basis from the cobbler server. Last
>> week it was necessary to change the ip address of the cobbler server
>> from 192.168.1.163 to 192.168.0.163. I have gone through and updated the
>> kickstart file to reflect the change and run a cobbler sync.
>> Then when I tried to reinstall one of the clients with koan I got the
>> following output
>> [root@camaro ~]# koan --server=192.168.0.163 --replace-self
>> - Auto detected: camaro
>> - using kickstart from cobbler:
>> Unable to download kickstart, perhaps cobbler sync was not run recently,
>> Apache is not running, or the server address in the cobbler settings
>> file is wrong.
>> I went through all of the files in the /var/www/cobbler
>> directories(distro, kickstarts, systems, etc.) and found 192.168.1.163
>> sprinkled in many different files. I went through and hand modified each
>> file to have the correct 0.163 address. When I ran cobbler sync again
>> all of the files reverted back to the 192.168.1.163 address.
>> I am not sure what I need to do to make the cobbler server files have
>> the correct addresses in them.
> I would first upgrade to 0.6.4 if you haven't already. There's some
> work done there to make cobbler much easier to migrate between server
> If you are running an older version, carefully edit the values in
> /var/lib/cobbler/distros and you'll be able to migrate it.
> Once you upgrade to 0.6.4, you can replace the addresses in that file
> with "@@server@@" and then all you'll ever have to edit is the one
> field in /var/lib/cobbler/settings.
> (You shouldn't edit files in /var/www/cobbler because they are output
> from cobbler sync. They are not input files)
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