pantyagi
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ESXi:6.5U1 kickstart reading failed with IPv6 address

I am trying to automate ESXi:6.5U1 installation using IPv6 Pxe. In "boot.cfg"  I gave the kickstart path using IPv6 address. During OS installation my setup is unable to fetch kickstart using this.,but if  I pass IPv4 address it is proceeding.

Can anyone please help in resolving this??

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hussainbte
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If you can.. share a copy of bot.cfg with both Ipv4 and IPv6.. just wanna look at the format.

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pantyagi
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For ipv4:

bootstate=0

title=Loading ESXi installer

timeout=5

kernel=tboot.b00

kernelopt=runweasel ks="http://<ipv4>/kickstart/esx/6/esx-6.5u1-ga.cfg"

for ipv6

bootstate=0

title=Loading ESXi installer

timeout=5

kernel=tboot.b00

kernelopt=runweasel ks="http://[<ipv6>]/kickstart/esx/6/esx-6.5u1-ga.cfg"

for ipv6 i am putting ipv6 address in Squrae brackets

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pantyagi
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IPV6 boot.cfg

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pantyagi
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IPV4 boot.cfg

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hussainbte
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from what I understand the web server hold the ks.cfg and the ESXi modules(custom installation)

If you can take a look at the below link... page 11 pre-requisites

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-ser...https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-ser...

I am not sure what this means;

For legacy BIOS, you can use only IPv4 networking. For UEFI PXE boot, you can use IPv4 or IPv6 networking

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pantyagi
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My setup is in UEFI mode only

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platformsteam
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pantyagi
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yeah need to configure radvd in pxe

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