Yes actually that does!  Not a bug, I glossed over the true definition of 
mgtifname having never been in this situation before and now once you said 
that, my thought that I was missing something simple is actually true.  Which 
makes even more sense why creating a dummy alias network card works because now 
the mgtifname makes sense to xcat that there is a local connection and tada, 
everything is created.

Thanks man,

JIM Carlisi

"We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw

From: Christopher Samuel <>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [xcat-user] makedns

On 23/09/16 01:21, Carlisi, Jim L. wrote:

> Hey all, I'm having an issue that I can't seem to figure out what is
> wrong.  It seems my system will makedns all day and night for the
> subnets that are actually on the admin node (ie - eth0 on admin is
> 10.1.1.X and that subnet will get made in DNS; eth1 on admin is 10.2.1.X
> and the subnet will get made in DNS.  However my compute nodes are past
> a router (not the 10. subnets) and since my admin node does not have a
> eth on the compute node subnet, makedns will NOT work, even though I can
> ping the nodes, ssh to the compute nodes, etc, makedns will not build
> the named tables for that subnet.

We have this for not-directly-connected networks which seems to work for
us (at least the addresses on them are in DNS!).

root@imgr:~# lsdef -t network infiniband
Object name: infiniband
    usercomment=Infiniband network

Hope that helps!
 Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
 VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
 Email: Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545

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