Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 325291
Description of OSI Layer2 support for System z needed in the release notes
Last modified: 2010-10-22 15:22:47 EDT
William J. Goodrich <email@example.com> - 2007-10-09 11:28 EDT
The following text was added to the RHEL5.1 release notes to describe the
changes in Anaconda to provide support for installation over OSI Later2 devices.
"Anaconda layer 2 Mode Enhancement
Anaconda now supports connections to a VSWITCH, GuestLAN, or OSA
in layer 2 mode. The installer now prompts for the mode in the
initial stage of the installation. The value provided for the mode
also affects the resulting network interface startup script after
For layer 2 installations, the value OPTIONS="layer2=1" is written
to ifcfg-eth0; for layer 3, the value ARP=no is written.
Note that when installing on a System z guest, you can make the
mode persistent. To do so, add either LAYER2=0 or LAYER2=1 to the
CMS configration file. Use LAYER2=0 when the OSA is in layer 3
mode, and LAYER2=1 when the OSA is in layer 2 mode.
When specifying LAYER2=1, you can also specify VSWITCH=1 when
connecting to a VSWITCH, or VSWITCH=0 when connecting directly to
the OSA. If a VSWITCH is not in use, specify the MAC address in
the CMS configuration file using the parameter MACADDR=<MAC
This text should also be added to the RHEL4.6 release notes.
added to RHEL4.6 release notes updates.
*** Bug 336211 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Verified the requested text is indeed in the RHEL 4.6 release notes under the
Feature Updates heading.
as per Comment#3, closing this bug.