A TFTP Timeout error message appears when a host provisioned with vSphere Auto Deploy boots. The text of the message depends on the BIOS.

Problem

A TFTP Timeout error message appears when a host provisioned with vSphere Auto Deploy boots. The text of the message depends on the BIOS.

Cause

The TFTP server is down or unreachable.

Results

  • Ensure that your TFTP service is running and reachable by the host that you are trying to boot.

  • To view the diagnostic logs for details on the present error, see your TFTP service documentation.