[ipxe-devel] esxi5 use ftp to install is very slow

Jarrod Johnson jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 13:16:18 UTC 2013

In my experience in chainbooting ipxe, I've found the underlying nic to
influence things significantly.

Additionally, xCAT patches esxboot.
http://sourceforge.net/p/xcat/code/16978/tree/xcat-dep/trunk/esxboot/.  I
don't think *performance* should be an issue if you observe it actually
using non-tftp, but provided for completeness.

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:37 AM, Yixuan Huang <yixuan178 at gmail.com> wrote:

> hello guys,
> not sure if here is the right place to raise my concern.
> when i used ipxe to load esxboot.efi -c boot.cfg ks=ftp://xx/esxi5
> I can see esxi installer has been loaded, and small size file has been
> downloaded, but when load s.v00 which is 117MB, it will be very slow. when
> i switch to ftp window, it shows only 20kb which is down from 1MB/s in my
> environment.
> I have used two ftp server, both are similar.
> have you met that issue? how to resovle? when i used xcat through http,
> works fine.
> some problem for esxi installer ?
> Thanks,
> yixuan
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