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Re: Enterprise storage support in Anaconda for 18



Hi,
     This is in reference to the mailing list snapshot given below.

     I understand that by advanced device filtering we mean the capability given to the user to select a particular disk, with
a particular Filesystem type, for a particular mount-point. Say if the user wanted to select /dev/dasdb2 to be formatted as
ext2 (or reiserfs or anything), use mount-point "/var" for it, and choose the capacity to his/her will.

     I just wanted to know whether the F-17 like device filtering is to be totally done away with(Y/N), never to be seen again?
If that is positively the case, then what about the users who want to use a particular (say a high speed disk for low latency),
for a particular mount point? Or in other words what about the users who want to 'hand-customize' the device partitions,
and mount points.

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On 12/6/2012 10:30 PM, anaconda-devel-list-request redhat com wrote:

* Put advanced storage (filtering, multipath/iscsi/zfcp dialogs) back in."

It would be good to know for us in QA to what extent ( if any
gui/textmode/kickstart etc ) enterprise storage support is in F18
since the lack of it affects the following final criteria [2]

"6. The installer must be able to complete an installation using any
network-attached storage devices (e.g. iSCSI, FCoE, Fibre Channel) "

1.https://www.redhat.com/archives/anaconda-devel-list/2012-November/msg00072.html
2.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Final_Release_Criteria
Basically, anything that does not require user intervention ought to
work.  The advanced device filtering screen we had in F17 and earlier is
obviously out, though I don't think there were test criteria for it.

We previously had a dialog that allowed you to log into an iSCSI thing
and make anaconda aware of it, as well as dialogs that allowed you to
connect ZFCP and FCOE devices.  There's no dialog for that right now, so
you can't do it interactively.

Doing these things via kickstart still ought to work, though I do not
know that it's received any testing.

Note that adding these things back in is my highest priority post-F18.

- Chris





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