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

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Sep 28 14:31:10 UTC 2007

R P Herrold wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Matthias Saou wrote:
>> Hmmmm, indeed, this works, but this makes things uglier for me.
>> Renaming my system from 'test' to '00:16:3e:01:ec:2e' in Cobbler and
>> using --system=00:16:3e:01:ec:2e instead of --system=test makes the
>> virtual guest get the intended the MAC address, but :
> <snip>
>> When I run 'xm list' and see a bunch of host names, it's much quicker
>> for me to stop/restart/connect-to any of the guests than with having a
>> list of 00_16_3e_xx_xx_xx entries :-/ Same for the WebUI...
>> So it seems to me that there is too much logic on the Koan side, which
>> makes it impossible to use a friendly name and have it use the MAC
>> address configured in the Cobbler.
> It is not magic to do a look up from a hard name (a hash, actually) to 
> common name. Is an RFE in order here, to add a backend transation 
> store, and minimal maintenance tools to manage it? -- sqlite and just 
> a few lines of code, and one is done. - or - add perl-DBI perlish 
> hooks, and one gets whatever backing store is locally convenient.

This really has nothing to do with databases. This has to do with 
checking a different field name than what is currently checked. It'll be 
in the next release.


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