Bug 479824 - RFE: iBFT network configuration mode support in NM [NEEDINFO]
Summary: RFE: iBFT network configuration mode support in NM
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 467865 485353 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-13 12:31 UTC by Martin Sivák
Modified: 2014-05-29 15:57 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2014-05-29 15:57:16 UTC
Type: ---
dcbw: needinfo? (msivak)

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Description Martin Sivák 2009-01-13 12:31:31 UTC
Description of problem:

Due to ongoing work for iSCSI support in Fedora and RHEL, we need to support BOOTPROTO=ibft in ifcfg- configuration scripts.

For related info see bug 445721 and command iscsiadm -m fw.

Example output from this command follows:

# [root@elm3b87 ~]# iscsiadm -m fw
# iface.initiatorname = iqn.2007-05.com.ibm.beaverton.elm3b87:01
# iface.hwaddress = 00:14:5e:b3:8e:b2

# iface.bootproto = DHCP
# or
# iface.bootproto = STATIC
# iface.ipaddress =
# iface.subnet_mask =
# iface.gateway =

# node.name = iqn.1992-08.com.netapp:sn.84183797
# node.conn[0].address =
# node.conn[0].port = 3260

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Needed for F11.

Expected results:

When ifcfg-nic contains the BOOTPROTO=ibft, NM launches iscsiadm, reads the network settings, compares MAC addresses for match and if successful, sets the network card configuration according to the values in iBFT table.

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2009-01-26 15:34:19 UTC
Is there no way to inspect the iSCSI stuff other than to launch iscsiadm?  That should seriously be a library.  Launching binaries and screenscraping the results is just fragile.

Comment 2 Martin Sivák 2009-01-27 15:23:11 UTC
hansg and mchristi are preparing libiscsi for Fedora. It has already been reviewed and I'm waiting for the iBFT specific parts to get there.

Comment 3 Martin Sivák 2009-01-28 16:22:11 UTC

This build of iscsi-initiator-utils contains code which allows you to read the values using C library.

Comment 4 Dan Williams 2009-02-13 13:14:45 UTC
*** Bug 467865 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Dan Williams 2009-02-13 15:40:58 UTC
*** Bug 485353 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Vishnu V 2009-04-11 10:42:53 UTC
Need to also use IBFT VLAN configuration for the interface

Comment 7 Niels Haase 2009-04-28 22:01:21 UTC
This bug has been triaged

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 8 Dan Williams 2009-08-06 20:09:25 UTC
Anyone have any idea what iscsiadm -m fw output looks like when more than one iscsi device is configured in the system?

Comment 10 Dan Winship 2012-05-08 13:00:40 UTC
dcbw: fixed as of F17, right?

Comment 11 Dan Williams 2014-05-29 15:57:16 UTC
(In reply to Dan Winship from comment #10)
> dcbw: fixed as of F17, right?

Yes, except for VLAN support which is tracked by other bugs.

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