Merge lp:~mfo/serverguide/ibft into lp:serverguide/trunk

Proposed by Mauricio Faria de Oliveira on 2019-07-17
Status: Merged
Approved by: Doug Smythies on 2019-07-19
Approved revision: 372
Merged at revision: 372
Proposed branch: lp:~mfo/serverguide/ibft
Merge into: lp:serverguide/trunk
Diff against target: 40 lines (+22/-1)
1 file modified
serverguide/C/installation.xml (+22/-1)
To merge this branch: bzr merge lp:~mfo/serverguide/ibft
Reviewer Review Type Date Requested Status
Doug Smythies 2019-07-17 Approve on 2019-07-19
Review via email: mp+370264@code.launchpad.net

Commit message

This commit updates the Server Guide -> Installation -> Advanced Installaion -> iSCSI section to describe the debian-installer support for iBFT and which parameters enable it.

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Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

Thank you.

review: Approve
Mauricio Faria de Oliveira (mfo) wrote :

Hi Doug Smythies,

Thank you for merging this doc update.

I see the change is not yet 'live' on the webpage yet.

Is there something I should do to help with that,
or just wait some process/schedule to happen?

Thank you,
Mauricio

Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

I'll re-publish the 18.04 Ubuntu Serverguide soon. There were another couple of bug fixes desired to be included in the same point release / publication.

Mauricio Faria de Oliveira (mfo) wrote :

Ok, thanks for clarifying!

Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

I did a point release publication of the Serverguide last night.
(it is much easier now, as we are testing only publishing in U.S. English, so no translation cycle per point release.)
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/advanced-installation.html#iscsi

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1=== modified file 'serverguide/C/installation.xml'
2--- serverguide/C/installation.xml 2018-09-26 15:27:33 +0000
3+++ serverguide/C/installation.xml 2019-07-17 16:41:27 +0000
4@@ -1289,7 +1289,8 @@
5 <title>iSCSI</title>
6
7 <para>The iSCSI protocol can be used to install Ubuntu on systems with
8- or without hard disks attached.</para>
9+ or without hard disks attached, and iBFT can be used to automate iSCSI
10+ setup on installation and boot.</para>
11
12 <sect3>
13 <title>Installation on a diskless system</title>
14@@ -1443,6 +1444,26 @@
15 </sect3>
16
17 <sect3>
18+ <title>Installation with iBFT</title>
19+
20+ <para>In order to setup iSCSI based on the iBFT (iSCSI Boot Firmware Table)
21+ on the installation and boot, append these options at the installer prompt
22+ (or to the preseed file):</para>
23+
24+ <screen>disk-detect/ibft/enable=true partman-iscsi/iscsi_auto=true</screen>
25+
26+ <para>This should probe for iBFT information and configure network interface(s)
27+ and iSCSI target(s) accordingly during the installation, and configure system
28+ boot (initramfs) to do that too in order to find the root device.</para>
29+
30+ <warning>
31+ <para>The support for iBFT is available in the debian-installer on netboot
32+ images as of 2019-06-20 and (expected) on ISO images for the 18.04.3 point
33+ release and later.</para>
34+ </warning>
35+ </sect3>
36+
37+ <sect3>
38 <title>Rebooting to an iSCSI target</title>
39
40 <para>The procedure is specific to your hardware platform. As an

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