[Users] Agents for Windows

Blaster Blaster at 556nato.com
Tue Dec 10 16:47:03 UTC 2013

On 12/10/2013 4:54 AM, Itamar Heim wrote:
> btw, what happens if you boot from [disk, pxe] - if the disk doesn't 
> have anything on it, its supposed to pass to 2nd boot device, then on 
> restart it will be ok?

Yes, that's the behavior on both ovirt and ESXi when creating a new VM.  
The problem is when you need to reinstall that VM.  On ESXi I can hit 
F12 on boot to PXE boot, OS re-installs, then boots normally to disk.  
On ovirt, I have to select Run Once, move PXE to the top, re-install, 
when the installer auto reboots, it goes back into PXE mode and starts 
reinstalling again.  I have to watch the console and power off at the 
right time, then power back on in normal mode.

A better behavior for Run Once would be just that...Run once...If the 
guest reboots Run Once should power off, or go back to normal boot 
behavior.  But I suppose that depends upon what your definition of Run 
Once is.

The ESXi BIOS is a Pheonix BIOS and in this case, functions just like a 
bare metal BIOS, like the ovirt Sea BIOS should :)

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