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

Yixuan Huang yixuan178 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 14:55:52 UTC 2013

Hello Jarrod,
I have tested http, result seems okay for me. one more update, i install
esxi5.1 build 1065491.
I am testing https as well.
So ftp issue seems present for me.


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM, Jarrod Johnson
<jarrod.b.johnson at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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