[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
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