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Support installation to iSCSI via separate NIC


Support installations using one NIC for fetching packages and a different one to back iSCSI storage.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 15
  • Last updated: 2011-01-19
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

Detailed Description

This requires ability to enable more than one network devices in loader while preserving current behaviour of kickstart network command, which means adding of new network --activate option. Also now when more devices come into play, an option that allows preventing grabbing of default route by additional (e.g. iSCSI dedicated) device is needed (--nodefroute).

Benefit to Fedora

The wider range of iSCSI installations.


anaconda: kickstart network configuration only


Test Plan

Configuration desired in the feature should work, new kickstart options work as expected.

Other configurations shouldn't be broken keeping the old behavior, especially these cases:

  • using iSCSI and single NIC
  • more than one network commands in kickstart

User Experience

No change.


Contingency Plan

Disabling new options. The feature is supposed to keep behavior of existing configurations.


New kickstart network command options.

Release Notes

Added installation case should be mentioned. Not sure about heralding of new possibility to activate more devices using kickstart in general.