Commit b3daf476 authored by Russ Fish's avatar Russ Fish

Tweak the 'Windows boots twice' section.

parent 22fbade5
......@@ -271,9 +271,20 @@ nodes. <p>
<h4><a name="Boots_twice"> </a> Windows nodes boot twice </h4>
Notice that Windows reboots an extra time after first swap-in on a node, after
changing the node name, to set up the network stack properly.
Be patient, Windows doesn't boot fast. <p>
Notice that Windows reboots an extra time after being loaded onto a node
during swap-in. It has to reboot after changing the node name to set up the
network stack properly. Be patient, Windows doesn't boot fast. <p>
It's best not to log in to the nodes until the experiment is fully swapped-in.
(You may be able to log in briefly between the first two reboots; if you see
the wrong pcXXX name, you'll know that a reboot is imminent.) You can know
that the swap-in process is finished by any of these methods:
<ul>
<li> Waiting until you get the "experiment swapped in" email from Emulab.
<li> Checking the node status on the experiment status page in Emulab.
(You have to refresh the page to see node status change.)
<li> Watching the realtime swap-in log to monitor its progress.
</ul>
<div style="margin-left: 40px;"> <b>NOTE:</b> Sometimes we have seen Windows
XP fail to do the second reboot. We're working on it. If you try to login
......@@ -288,14 +299,14 @@ the node itself: <pre> /sbin/reboot</pre> </div>
You can manually start up the SSH or RDP client programs to connect and log in
to nodes in your experiment, or use the <code>console</code> command on Ops.
In all cases, you will have to type your <a href="#Windows_Passwords"> Windows
Password </a> when logging in.
You will have to type your <a href="#Windows_Passwords"> Windows
Password </a> when logging in, except for SSH when you have ssh-agent keys loaded. <p>
Or you can set up your browser to automatically connect in one click from the
Emulab web interface and pop up a connection window.
Once an experiment is swapped in, the Emulab Experiment
Once you start swapping in an experiment, the Emulab Experiment
Information page contains a table of the physical node ID and logical node
name, status, and connection buttons. The captions of the button columns link
name, status, and connection buttons. The captions at the top of the button columns link
to pages explaining how to set up up mime-types in your browser to make the
buttons work, from FreeBSD, Linux, and Windows workstations:
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