I did the installation of 18 new mw servers yesterday using Buster in T241852 and @MoritzMuehlenhoff pointed out that we need to install Stretch on those servers. I changed the DHCP file for those servers to Stretch and tried to install 2 servers mw2310 and mw2311 it wouldn't pass the network configuration step.
|operations/puppet : production||Switch mw2311 to stretch bootif tftpboot environment|
The ethernet adapter is slightly different than the BCM5720 we otherwise already run on stretch. E.g. on ms-be2050 it reports as
Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
while on the new mw hosts it's showing up as
Dell NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
The "2-port" makes me think that we might run into a similar installer issue as we recently did with some of the DB/es hosts. I merged a patch to switch mw2311 to the same d-i environment we used to install the es2 hosts.