Bug 1363831 - No nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf after iSCSI installation with static IP address
Summary: No nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf after iSCSI installation with static IP add...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Milan Navratil
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Blocks: 1256306
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Reported: 2016-08-03 16:47 UTC by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2020-11-15 07:43 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Known Issue
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No name server is included in `/etc/resolv.conf` after an iSCSI installation with a static IP address When connecting to the root file system on an iSCSI target from an interface with a static IP address, the name server is not configured on the installed system. To work around this problem, add the "nameserver=<IP>" kernel option to the boot loader configuration of the installed system.
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Description Jan Stodola 2016-08-03 16:47:08 UTC
Description of problem:
After kickstart installation with root file system on iSCSI target and using static IP configuration during the installation, /etc/resolv.conf on installed system doesn't contain any nameserver= option:

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by NetworkManager
[root@localhost ~]#

Nameserver was set during the installation using the nameserver= boot option.

The problem is that /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is replaced during boot by ifcfg-eth0 generated by dracut initrd. It's caused by rhel-import-state.service and it's considered as an expected behavior (see bug 1163829).
Since nameserver= is not present on the kernel command line when booting installed system, dracut's ifcfg-eth0 doesn't contain DNSX=<IP> option, which results in no nameserver set on running system.

There is a workaround to manually add "nameserver=<IP>" on the kernel command line when booting the system.
A possible solution is to let anaconda add the nameserver= boot option(s) if static IP configuration is used by dracut to mount a network storage device.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL-7.3-Alpha (anaconda-

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. prepare an iSCSI target
2. run kickstart installation with rootfs on iSCSI, use static IP configuration on the kernel command line

kickstart snippet:

iscsiname iqn-2012-12.com.redhat:76765
iscsi --ipaddr= --target=iqn.2009-02.com.example:for.all
bootloader --location=mbr
clearpart --all --initlabel
part /boot --asprimary --size=500
part swap --fstype=swap --recommended
part / --grow --size=2048 --ondisk=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1IET_00010001

3. check /etc/resolv.conf on installed system

Actual results:
no nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf

Expected results:
nameserver(s) present in /etc/resolv.conf

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