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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=== modified file 'serverguide/C/installation.xml'
--- serverguide/C/installation.xml 2018-09-26 15:27:33 +0000
+++ serverguide/C/installation.xml 2019-07-17 16:41:27 +0000
@@ -1289,7 +1289,8 @@
1289 <title>iSCSI</title>1289 <title>iSCSI</title>
12901290
1291 <para>The iSCSI protocol can be used to install Ubuntu on systems with1291 <para>The iSCSI protocol can be used to install Ubuntu on systems with
1292 or without hard disks attached.</para>1292 or without hard disks attached, and iBFT can be used to automate iSCSI
1293 setup on installation and boot.</para>
12931294
1294 <sect3>1295 <sect3>
1295 <title>Installation on a diskless system</title>1296 <title>Installation on a diskless system</title>
@@ -1443,6 +1444,26 @@
1443 </sect3>1444 </sect3>
14441445
1445 <sect3>1446 <sect3>
1447 <title>Installation with iBFT</title>
1448
1449 <para>In order to setup iSCSI based on the iBFT (iSCSI Boot Firmware Table)
1450 on the installation and boot, append these options at the installer prompt
1451 (or to the preseed file):</para>
1452
1453 <screen>disk-detect/ibft/enable=true partman-iscsi/iscsi_auto=true</screen>
1454
1455 <para>This should probe for iBFT information and configure network interface(s)
1456 and iSCSI target(s) accordingly during the installation, and configure system
1457 boot (initramfs) to do that too in order to find the root device.</para>
1458
1459 <warning>
1460 <para>The support for iBFT is available in the debian-installer on netboot
1461 images as of 2019-06-20 and (expected) on ISO images for the 18.04.3 point
1462 release and later.</para>
1463 </warning>
1464 </sect3>
1465
1466 <sect3>
1446 <title>Rebooting to an iSCSI target</title>1467 <title>Rebooting to an iSCSI target</title>
14471468
1448 <para>The procedure is specific to your hardware platform. As an1469 <para>The procedure is specific to your hardware platform. As an

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