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Change Proposal Name Cloud Systemd Networkd


We will use systemd-networkd to configure network in Cloud base image.


  • Name: Kushal Das
  • Email:
  • Release notes owner:
  • Product: Cloud
  • Responsible WG: Cloud

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 23
  • Last updated: 2015-06-19
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

systemd-networkd is a system daemon that manages network configurations. It detects and configures network devices as they appear. Cloud base image will use systemd-networkd for its network.

systemd is a default package in Fedora, and we can use its latest feature to control the network configurations. We will remove the hacks we have in the current kickstart file, and use systemd tools for network configuration.

Benefit to Fedora

We will be getting rid of difficult-to-maintain legacy network scripts, and having only one unified network system. As we already have systemd on the image, it will help us by not adding any extra package in the Cloud base image. On a F22 cloud base, if we do dnf install NetworkManger, the package and dependencies take around 25MB of space. We can save this amount space by using networkd.


  • Proposal owners: The Cloud base image.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes