DHCP IP Address is not assigned during boot

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)

Situation

During boot a server configured to use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configure Protocol) fails to obtain an IP address.

Resolution

Increase the network and DHCP client timeouts to at least the below values:

1. In "/etc/sysconfig/network/dhcp" set

DHCLIENT_WAIT_AT_BOOT="30"

2. In "/etc/sysconfig/network/config" set

WAIT_FOR_INTERFACES="60"

Cause

The network driver(s) may sometimes be slow to initialize the network interface(s).

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7022587
  • Creation Date: 23-Jan-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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