On Mon, 2019-12-02 at 14:27 -0500, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> 
> On 11/27/19 4:50 PM, Thomas Haller wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > 
> > We (NetworkManager) are working on a tool that should help
> > configuring
> > NetworkManager in cloud.
> > 
> > This is for example for configuring the secondary IP addresses on
> > AWS/EC2 ([1], [2])
> > 
> > [1] 
> > https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/ec2-centos-rhel-secondary-interface/
> > [2] 
> > https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/ec2-ubuntu-secondary-network-interface/
> > 
> > 
> > It's inspired by and serves a similar purpose as SuSE's cloud-
> > netconfig 
> > ([3], [4]) and ec2-net-utils package on Amazon Linux ([5]).
> > 
> > [3] https://www.suse.com/c/multi-nic-cloud-netconfig-ec2-azure/
> > [4] https://github.com/SUSE-Enceladus/cloud-netconfig
> > [5] https://github.com/aws/ec2-net-utils
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > The tool can be triggered via a systemd.timer and/or a
> > NetworkManager
> > dispatcher scripts. Then it fetches meta data from the Instance
> > Metadata Service (thereby detecting whether it runs in a cloud
> > environment). Finally it configures the networking using
> > NetworkManager.
> > 
> > Currently it only supports EC2 and IPv4. But if the tool shows to
> > be
> > useful, it could be extended to also support other cloud providers
> > (Azure).
> > 
> > 
> > There is a merge request on review ([6], [7]). There is a bit of a
> > hurry to get this merged, because it should make the cut for the
> > next
> > NetworkManager release. So, I will merge it soon to master, albeit
> > still in an experimental state.
> > 
> > [6] 
> > https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/merge_requests/348
> > [7] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1642461
> > 
> > 
> > The plan is that cloud images could install and enable the tool, so
> > you
> > boot a (Fedora) image and networking would just work.
> > 
> > 
> > Is there interrest in something like this? Any comments, questions?
> 
> I think the cloud images are already using Network Manager. Would we
> need to include
> another rpm and enable a service?


Yes, that would be the idea. It's called NetworkManager-cloud-setup and
now built in Fedora 32: 
https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2019-fbcebb7cb3

(note: it's still experimental. It definitely needs first better
testing).


best,
Thomas

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