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

Scott Seago sseago at redhat.com
Wed Aug 27 18:19:46 UTC 2008

Darryl L. Pierce wrote:
> +++ 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?
Well the 'new host' form would be a bit of a special case. We'd only be 
able to fill in the MAC address for the management nic -- everything 
else would be blank (not sure about hostname, as I believe we'd need 
something there...) So that wouldn't come up on this form. In fact, I 
don't imagine you'd be able to edit the usage type -- unless the WUI is 
the place to redefine the management nic, etc. I'm not sure what the use 
case is for editing this field or adding/removing NICs or editing MACs.

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