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Linux client does not complete the reboot-task

Created: 19 Jul 2011 • Updated: 21 Jul 2011 | 5 comments
XB's picture
This issue has been solved. See solution.

I have a linux client with ADLAgent 2.6-74 (not LinuxPE), Deployment Server 6.9 SP3, client is a VMWare VM.

If I right-click on the active computer and select power-control -> Restart, it will do that just fine.

If I have a job with a reboot task, it will reboot just fine. But the task remains in 'restarting computer...'. I see on the icon that the computer has long finished the reboot and is active again.

Xaveer

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bhawver's picture

Is the agent active when the machine comes back up?  The console is waiting for the agent to report back in before it will list it as complete.  Also make sure that the reboot task isn't set to use automation, as that can cause this problem as well if it never makes it into an automation environment (such as LinuxPE or WinPE).

Brian Hawver
Systems Engineer
Yaskawa America, Inc.

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XB's picture

Reboot task is set for Linux production.

The icon goes gray and changes back to active after a minute or so.

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XB's picture

In another environment the 'Power Control' task works just fine.

In the environment where it is not working I replaced the 'Power Control' task with a 'Run Script' task with contents:

# Reboot
#!/bin/bash
/sbin/shutdown -t 0 -r now

This is a workaround but it works... 

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bhawver's picture

XB, glad you were able to find a solution that works for you.  We don't do much with linux in our environment other than in automation.  I've gone ahead and marked your comment as the solution so that you get the connect points and credit for your hard work.

Brian Hawver
Systems Engineer
Yaskawa America, Inc.

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Thomas Baird's picture

Everyone doing linux, my advice for now is 1) be sure to log your issues, and 2) be sure to find work-arounds because this is a lower priority at the moment while we fix other things, like the site servers.  We need work-arounds for the time being, and we need to know about your issues.

 

:D both of you.

Thomas Baird
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