I have a strange problem.
We have an image for our Dell T7400 and T7500 systems. (Dual Xeon COU, onboard RAID 1) Using the Windows PXE system we have a provisioning template that waits for 5 minutes after the template is started, then we map drives to the image tool and the image itself, then we use imagew 2.x to depliy an image.
When we originally deployed the systems it took about 20 minutes to lay down the image. Now it takes over an hour and then fails to finish the Provisioning template. Sometimes (we dont know why) the same machine, same network connection, same eveything, will suddenly work and succesfully deploy in 20 minutes!
When the image template fails the error in the provisioning log is Caught exception in main: code=80001500H, file=.\ProvisioningWebSvc.cpp, line=888"
One this message appears you can not even restart the ldprovision tool (x:\ldprovision\ldprovision.exe) as it returns the error error:[80001500H]WebServiceCall at: ProvisioningWebSvc.cpp Execute result: return:0. It is almost as if the management connection to the LDMS server has been dropped. The Drive mapping connections are fine including the one to the LDMS ldmain share.
Using the same PXE image and the same provisioning template on a Dell Optiplex takes 20 minutes but of course fails due to the incorrect hardware.
Using the same PXE image but cancelling the provisioning template (after it says its going to take 1 hour) then mounting the local disk and copying the image file from the source to the local disk takes less than 3 minutes (4Gig image over Gigabit LAN).
Moving the image source to a different host has no effect on the imaging speed, reducing the network connection to 100Mb has no effect, Restarting the server has no effect, Deleting the machine in Landesk has no effect.
PXE image was not changed since the original deployment but sice the problems started we have updated the image with new SCSI controller drivers, Network drivers, and Intel chipset drivers all with no effect. Reverting to the PXE image from our original deployment has no effect. The Original PXE image does not have all the drivers in it so not tested
So, I have two questions.
1) Does anybody have any suggestions on how to find out why the image process takes so long?
2) Does anybody know how to fix the apparent connection (timeout?) issue for the connection to the LDMS server?
We are running LDMS 8.8 SP3 with 2 hotfixes - LD88-Rollup-07-09 - PatchBiz.dll (126.96.36.199) and LD88-Rollup-07-09 -LANDesk.Provisioning.Data.dll (188.8.131.52)
Moving to SP4 is not an option at this time.