[et-mgmt-tools] Cobbler and Koan for _my_ needs

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Thu Sep 27 08:56:16 UTC 2007

Michael DeHaan wrote :

> Cobbler is designed for central configuration, so it can be your MAC 
> database.

Can it really? For Xen guests?

I've played some more with Koan and Xen guests, but apparently even
telling Koan to install a system which has a specific MAC address in
its Cobbler system details creates the Xen guest file with a random MAC
address. My DHCP server has only static entries, which means that if
Koan used the MAC address I've put in the Cobbler system it would work,
but the random MAC address won't ever be able to get an IP address (and
this corporate network _must_ stay this way).

Using Koan's "--display", it does seem like the MAC address isn't
obtained from Cobbler.

Am I maybe simply doing something wrong?

On a related note, I do see "virt_path" and "virt_type" in the Cobbler
systems, but I don't see "virt_ram", which would be very useful to be
able to set on a per-system basis in my case.


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