[Ovirt-devel] Configurable options for a Nic

Scott Seago sseago at redhat.com
Wed Aug 27 18:04:36 UTC 2008

Darryl L. Pierce wrote:
> The database has mac, ip_addr, bridge, usage_type, and bandwidth:
>  - mac and bandwidth would be read-only,
>  - ip_addr would be configurable, and if left blank is treated as 
> implying
>    DHCP for that interface
>  - I'm not clear how we're using usage_type, but I believe that would
>    necessarily be a drop-down list of values
> So the oVirt host management screen would need to give us the ability 
> to edit
> the IP address and usage type for an interface.
> Also, in looking at this list, I think I would, as a sysadmin, be 
> confused
> that there was no interface listed in the above. I don't think of NICs in
> terms of their mac address but instead as the interface name itself. I 
> think
> it would give some ease of reading to have the "last known" interface 
> name
> stored in the database and displayed as read-only with the other details.
> Thoughts?
usage_type would identify one nic as the 'management' interface, etc. 
And, yes, the list should probably be constrained to a set of known 
valid values. Besides 'management', I'm not sure what others we need. 
The management one is the only interface that's treated specially by 
ovirt (well it isn't yet, but it will be). This NIC is supposed to show 
up in the summary list for the host (which fields though?), and I 
believe this nic is also the one that will be required when 
"pre-filling" host information prior to first boot.


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