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Clients using PXE don't get an IP address

I'm trying to install an Altiris deplyment server but my clients even don't get an IP address during the PXE boot.

I configured the port with "switchport host" and have on my router the command "ip helper" active.

As soona s the clients boot their OS, they receive an IP address.

Why aren't clients getting an IP address ( via DHCP ) when they boot in PXE but do get an IP address ( via DHCP ) when they boot their OS.

Is this a IOS bug ???

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Re: Clients using PXE don't get an IP address

Have you checked that spanning-tree portfast is configured on the client-ports?

If not, the PXE-boot will time-out before the port forwards the request. The DHCP comes later and by then, the port is forwarding traffic.

Hope this explains your issue.

Regards,

Leo

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Re: Clients using PXE don't get an IP address

The command "switchport host" disables the spanning-tree on the port.

I just found the problem.

The Altiris deployment Ip address was faulty !

It seems that the DHCP request and the boot file are connected together.

If your PXE server isn't configured correct you wont get an DHCP address either

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