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Re: Hostname setting in UI?

On Wed, 2012-12-12 at 13:39 -0500, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > I'd add it to the network spoke, but I am not sure about making
> > it required. Let's just offer the option for the start. I imagine
> > network spoke with something like
> > 
> > /!\ you don't have hostname set
> > 
> > could bother many users.
> > 
> > I don't like the idea of having hostname entry in storage UI either,
> > I think just making user aware that the hostname is used with
> > hint of where to set it could be enough.
> Okay, agreed.  Nothing in in the storage UI.
> My thinking with making it required was:
> (1) It makes it pretty obvious where the hostname entry is.
> (2) This forces the initial network spoke to pop up, therefore the user
> has a chance to provide us with a hostname before they can start making
> LVs that will need that information.
> Thinking a little more about it, (1) doesn't matter.  If the user wants
> to give us a hostname, they are almost certainly going to look in the
> network spoke.  I do not know what to do about (2), though.  The risk
> here is that the user first goes into storage, we make VGs and LVs
> without a hostname, then the user goes into networking and provides us
> with a hostname.
> Perhaps we can somehow go back in and fill in the VG/LV names once a
> hostname has been provided to us?

I'd like to have the option in the UI at least, but given the timeframes
for F18 at this point, I don't think we want to get too fancy in poking
the storage code.

We accepted the bug for this issue as NTH at today's review meeting:


so this can go into F18...but please keep it a relatively
straightforward change for F18 :) I think anything tricky related to
this should be held for F19, for F18 we should just make simple changes,
even if they're not optimal - so no tricky 'if this then that but on the
other hand if THIS then THAT and change it later' stuff.
Adam Williamson
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