[Ovirt-devel] Re: Configurable options for a Nic

Darryl L. Pierce dpierce at redhat.com
Wed Aug 27 18:08:41 UTC 2008

+++ Scott Seago [27/08/08 14:04 -0400]:
>> 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.

So, in order to prefill a NIC, we'll need a "New" button on this page as well
as the ability to edit and verify the mac address, yes? Should we be able to
edit the other macs? 

Darryl L. Pierce, Sr. Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. - http://www.redhat.com/
oVirt - Virtual Machine Management - http://www.ovirt.org/
"What do you care what other people think, Mr. Feynman?"
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