I am trying to get a cisco 7204VXR w/ a NPE-225 to boot its IOS image from a tftp server.
I can access the TFTP server just fine. My interface f0/0 and the tftp server are in the same subnet (directly connected).
The boot statement says: boot system tftp <iosname> <IP>
After a reload the router hangs for a long time and then logs a message, that he was unable to load the image via tftp:
%Error opening tftp://<ip>/<image> (Timed out)
and continues to boot the file in the flash.
When I connect a sniffer, I see no packets leaving from the router, so no tftp requests anything.
I already tried several different ways to sell the tftp statement (boot system tftp and boot system tftp://), but nothing changes.
Which interface will the router use to connect to the tftp server? not the onboard interface on the npe?
I am really swamped.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.