[Wishlist] Support macvlan/macvtap interfaces

Bug #1664847 reported by Mike Pontillo on 2017-02-15
This bug affects 12 people
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Bug Description

In the future, customers may wish to use MAAS to deploy nodes with macvlan and/or macvtap interfaces.

Customers have previously worked around lack of support in ifupdown for these interface types by making use of pre-up and post-down scripts. (Which there is already a separate `netplan` bug for.)

But it would be nice to support these interface types natively.

Is this a current wishlist for MAAS or was it implemented at all? How many users are requesting this feature? How would you use macvlan/macvtap devices?

Changed in netplan:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Mike Pontillo (mpontillo) wrote :

This is not urgent for MAAS at this time, but I'll let you know if that changes.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

For reference, an explanation of how macvlan differs from other currently supported interface types. https://sreeninet.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/macvlan-and-ipvlan/

Gabriel Ramirez (gabriel1109) wrote :

Per internal SF ticket #00175665, customer would also like to see this feature implemented in MaaS

Phil Merricks (seffyroff) wrote :

I use macvlan with LXD, and am expecting to adoption of bionic hosts/containers to begin rollout imminently. I can work around this with some manual trickery, but it's going to be a mess.

Jean-Daniel Dupas (xooloo) wrote :

I'm using macvlan to implement some IP redundancy scheme and while I can workaround the netplan limitation thanks to networkd-dispatch scripts, I would rather be able to create interface directly using netplan.

DevX (palma-victor) wrote :

I rather not have a hack to do this as well. This might force me to utilize another OS.

Peter Salanki (salanki) wrote :

+1 on this request

Thiago Martins (martinx) wrote :

This would be very useful when deploying OpenStack Ansible with systemd-nspawn! It uses MACVLAN interfaces.

+1 on this request!

dann (ktdann) wrote :

This link is 2nd in google search for "netplan macvlan"
1st link is about someone who gave up. :(

I'm waiting for this to be implemented.

+1 on this request

Please add support for macvlan and ipvlan

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