20.23. kb-00022: Rebooting without IPMI plugins (without a Task)

20.23.1. Knowledge Base Article: kb-00022

20.23.2. Description

There are many ways to handle Machine reboots. This article describes some alternate ways that a Machine reboot may be induced in to a running system, without use of an external Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) via the IPMI or Redfish protocols.

Note

Running tasks in Workflow can cause reboot conditions based on the scripts exit codes.

20.23.3. Solution

The Runner will automatically reboot the system if the BootEnv changes during a Workflow. You can force this behavior by changing the BootEnv to local on the machine manually then starting a Workflow with a different BootEnv like discover. This will cause the runner to reboot the machine.

Steps:
  1. Clear the Machine Workflow
  2. Set the Machine BootEnv to local
  3. Update
  4. Set the Workflow to a workflow with a different BootEnv.
  5. Update and watch machine reboot

20.23.4. Additional Information

Additional resources and information related to this Knowledge Base article.

20.23.4.1. See Also

20.23.4.2. Versions

all

20.23.4.3. Keywords

reboot

20.23.4.4. Revision Information

KB Article     :  kb-00022
initial release:  Wed Jun 10 11:52:09 PDT 2020
updated release:  Wed Jun 10 11:52:09 PDT 2020