Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 866649
biosdevname support for virtual guests
Last modified: 2015-02-17 09:31:02 EST
Description of problem:
(AFAIK) It is not planned to provide enough BIOS informations so that virtual guests can also use biosdevname.
E.g. in the case of kernel timing changes it can happen that even in a virtual guest the NICs can get reorderd, therefor it make sense to even provide biosdevname support for virtual guests
It is preferred to use udev naming rules in this case. Biosdevname does not know the mapping to actual hardware ports so naming a device emX in a guest most likely will not be correct.
In this case it is better to use udev MAC address rules or redhat-style /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX
But why not add the functionality to the hypervisors bios so that biosdevname is capable of renaming the devices?
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.
(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)
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