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failed PXE boot in PVS

Environ is two VMware hyper-visor hosts running ESX 5.0.0 and two PVS servers running server 2008 and PVS

My vdisk will PXE boot off of PVS0 server, but if the vdisk is hosted on PVS1, it will not PXE boot.  The verbose message I get on the boot is shown below.

Again, this works fine if the vdisk is booting from PVS0 server.  I only get a problem if I boot from PVS1.  

NO idea where to begin troubleshooting this.



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Brian CTXSupportCitrix ConsultantCommented:
Is this a new deployment?  Has PVS1 ever worked?  On the vdisk store properties, are both servers checked to participate?  Does the configuration wizard on PVS1 run without any warnings or errors?  What type of virtual ethernet adapters are you using? (E1000, vmxnet3?)  Are all of the PVS services on PVS1 that are set to automatic running?
crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
It was a corrupt vdisk.  AND, we forgot to bring over the xml file.  We are not using shared storage as this is just a POC, so we copied over the vdisk from server 0 to server 1, but forgot to bring over the xml file.  Once we did that, it worked.


Since you are the only person to reply, you win!
Brian CTXSupportCitrix ConsultantCommented:
Thanks!  Since we're here, I'll add that I don't typically use shared storage for my PVS vDisks either, and I have run into the issue you are talking about.  Out of curiosity, what was the sequence of events when you added the vDisk...did you copy it to the 2nd server before adding it to the PVS console?  It seems I have less issues if I add it to the console first, change it to standard mode, and then copy all 3 files to the second server.  Be sure you don't assign it to any machines or have auto-update enabled before you copy it as well.
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