NETSUS Neboot service

New Contributor


I'm trying to understand how this works.

I've installed NetBoot/SUS 3.0 and can't get the Netboot service to run. The light is always red.

Help would be appreciated.


New Contributor II

in the "Subnets" section, add the IP address of your NetSUS server with as its subnet. Upload a netboot image and that should be enough to get the service to enable.

New Contributor

After I edited the dcpd.conf and added my ip adress the netboot service starts and shows green.

I posted the file below but wihout my entire IP address for obvious reasons.

Now when I try to netboot a machine, it shows an apple and grey spinning circle and never stops.

I still would appreaciate help.


ddns-update-style none;
ddns-updates off;
ignore client-updates;
allow booting;

class "AppleNBI-i386" {
match if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 14) = "AAPLBSDPC/i386";

if (option dhcp-message-type = 8) { option vendor-class-identifier "AAPLBSDPC"; if (substring (option vendor-encapsulated-options, 0, 6) = 01:01:01:02:02:01) { option dhcp-parameter-request-list 60, 43; option vendor-encapsulated-options 01:01:01:04:02:FF:FF:07:04:01:00:02:0E:08:04:01:00:02:0E:09:11:01:00:02:0E:0C:46:61:75:78:20:4E:65:74:42:6F:6F:74; }

if ((substring (option vendor-encapsulated-options, 0, 6) = 01:01:02:02:02:01 and substring (option vendor-encapsulated-options, 7, 12) = 08:04:01:00:02:0E:03:04:0A:01:18:40) or (substring (option vendor-encapsulated-options, 0, 6) = 01:01:02:02:02:01 and substring (option vendor-encapsulated-options, 7, 12) = 03:04:0A:01:18:40:08:04:01:00:02:0E)) { option dhcp-parameter-request-list 17, 43, 60; option vendor-encapsulated-options 01:01:02:08:04:01:00:02:0E:80:2D:61:66:70:3A:2F:2F:61:66:70:75:73:65:72:3A:45:43:53:55:31:32:33:34:40:31:34:39:2E:31:35:32:2E:31:33:35:2E:38:37:2F:4E:65:74:42:6F:6F:74:81:11:4E:65:74:42:6F:6F:74:30:30:31:2F:53:68:61:64:6F:77; next-server; filename "NetInstall.nbi/i386/booter"; option root-path "nfs://"; }


New Contributor

Hello Everyone now when I try to netboot a client.

The client gets to the spinning globe and then crashes.

nterval Since Last Panic Report: 350989 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: F3938DD0-60D4-0CFD-E90A-C1D9AA471919

Thu Mar 6 16:21:00 2014
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80295e71ea): "imageboot_mount_image: di_root_image failed: 110 "@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.45.8/bsd/kern/imageboot.c:142
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff810b433a60 : 0xffffff802921d636 0xffffff810b433ad0 : 0xffffff80295e71ea 0xffffff810b433b10 : 0xffffff80294ed5b5 0xffffff810b433b30 : 0xffffff80294ed54e 0xffffff810b433ca0 : 0xffffff80292f5ffd 0xffffff810b433e20 : 0xffffff802971b5b7 0xffffff810b433f90 : 0xffffff8029232559 0xffffff810b433fb0 : 0xffffff80292b3257

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
Not yet set

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 12.4.2: Mon Jun 17 18:00:12 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2050.45.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: 0AF9D583-A8AD-3D5D-9FC2-1EDA00F1B011
Kernel slide: 0x0000000029000000
Kernel text base: 0xffffff8029200000
System model name: iMac13,2 (Mac-FC02E91DDD3FA6A4)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 22181830998
last loaded kext at 21801362174: 345 (addr 0xffffff7fa9b0e000, size 16384)
loaded kexts: 345 345 345 345 345 345 1.0.0d1 1.0.0d1 623.4.4 3.6.2b4 621.4.6 623.4.7 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 214.0.0 4.0.39 2.1 214.0.0 170.2.4 170.2.4 345 623.4.0 621.4.6 621.4.0 621.4.0 1.0.2b1 3.0 623.4.7 2.0 2.0 1.8.1 1.1 220.3 1.0.0d1 7 345 1.8 28.21 1.8 2.8 1.4 1.0
Model: iMac13,2, BootROM IM131.010A.B05, 4 processors, Intel Core i5, 3.2 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 2.11f16
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX, PCIe, 1024 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A544635313236344A485A3147364D32
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A544635313236344A485A3147364D32
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xF4), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
Bluetooth: Version 4.1.7f2 12718, 3 service, 21 devices, 3 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Serial ATA Device: APPLE HDD ST1000DM003, 1 TB
USB Device: Logitech USB Optical Mouse, 0x046d (Logitech Inc.), 0xc018, 0x14100000 / 1
USB Device: hub_device, 0x8087 (Intel Corporation), 0x0024, 0x1a100000 / 2
USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x8511, 0x1a110000 / 3
USB Device: hub_device, 0x8087 (Intel Corporation), 0x0024, 0x1d100000 / 2
USB Device: Keyboard Hub, apple_vendor_id, 0x1006, 0x1d130000 / 8
USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x024f, 0x1d132000 / 9
USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2412, 0x1d180000 / 3
USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1d181000 / 4
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x828b, 0x1d181300 / 5

Contributor II

Where you able to resolve the problem you were having? I'm getting the same results when I try to netboot.

Valued Contributor

did you download the ova file? Is your vm on the same subnet as the client you are trying to netboot? do you have a FQDN for the netboot server with forward and reverse lookups?
have you specifed the subnet in the netboot server section, what did you specify exactly
is the light green or red for netboot enabled?
how did you create your netboot image?
what machine are you trying to netboot? Is the client machine able to get an IP address ok?
have you tried netbooting the client in verbose mode?
the netboot service might come across as black magic but its really not. here is a good primer on netboot, i dont think much if anything has changed in recent years