Re: Automatic Network Configuration in Cloud with NetworkManager (nm-cloud-setup)

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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]
> [2]
> 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]
> [4]
> [5]
> 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]
> [7]
> 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?

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