[et-mgmt-tools] koan create xen domU MAC issue

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Fri Sep 28 08:40:40 UTC 2007

Peter Wright wrote :

> hi all - has anyone had any issues with MAC addresses when creating a 
> new xen domU instance via koan?  here is what i'm running into:
> create host in cobbler with this MAC addy: 00:9c:5A:2c:50:8F
> run "cobbler report"...looks good, run "cobbler sync"...no problems.
> run this koan line:
> koan --virt --server=maa-master --system=maa-xen2 --virt-path=/var/xen 
> --virt-name=xen2
> cat /etc/xen/xen2:
> [root at maa12 xen]# cat /etc/xen/xen2
> <snip>
> disk = [ 'file:/var/xen/xen2,xvda,w', ]
> vif = [ 'mac=00:16:3e:2e:27:5e, bridge=xenbr0', ]
> <snip>
> so it looks like the MAC i'm assigning in cobbler is not being assigned 
> to my xen instance.  is this expected, or am i missing something here?

I reported the same issue here, and Michael wrote that it was probably a
leftover bug from when names were MAC addresses.

Temporary workaround : Rename your Cobbler system from "maa-xen2" to
"00:9c:5a:2c:50:8f" and it should work.


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