Redhat 6.x cannot be deployed on rack-based server with static IP

An issue can occur when attempting to deploy Redhat 6.x to a managed server if that server is connected to a top-of-rack (TOR) switch. If the TOR switch has spanning tree protocol enabled and has forward by default disabled, the Redhat image might not be downloaded to the server.

Complete the following steps to resolve the issue:
  • Ensure that the server is configured to use DHCP (and not a static IP address). Then, attempt to deploy the operating system again.
  • Modify the configuration on the top-of-rack (TOR) switch to disable spanning tree protocol or enable packet forward by default.