When installing a node controller, a bridge device should be created

Bug #424541 reported by Etienne Goyer on 2009-09-04
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eucalyptus (Ubuntu)
Medium
Colin Watson
Karmic
Medium
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: netcfg

When installing a Eucalyptus node controller using the karmic server CD with the cloud seed, an Ethernet bridge device should be created automatically. Having a bridge device is a requirement of running a Eucalyptus node controller; you systematically have to create one when installing eucalyptus-nc. Seeing that we are trying to make the installation of UEC as smooth as possible, it would make sense to have the bridge device created at installation time.

It may require to have a dialog to prompt for which device to be member of the bridge, or jut assume the default network device to be the only member.

Fixing this would assume, of coure, that we also fix #364724.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) on 2009-09-07
Changed in netcfg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in netcfg (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)

While I agree that we should do this, I suspect the code would fit
better in eucalyptus-udeb than in netcfg. There are already enough hooks
to achieve this, I think, and this would save on having to make a change
to a core d-i package that we could probably never merge back to Debian.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-09-07
affects: netcfg (Ubuntu Karmic) → eucalyptus (Ubuntu Karmic)
Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Any thoughts on the network that should be used? Presumably it should be in RFC1918-space? Do we need to ask the administrator for network parameters?

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Based on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Eucalyptus%2Bbridge I think I'll assume that DHCP will work. If it won't, somebody should shout to let me know.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-09-14
Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

I think dhcp is fine.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package eucalyptus - 1.6~bzr672-0ubuntu4

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eucalyptus (1.6~bzr672-0ubuntu4) karmic; urgency=low

  * Configure a bridge interface when installing a node controller
    (LP: #424541).
  * Don't remove /etc/eucalyptus/installer-cc.conf after registering the
    cluster controller with a local cloud; we may need it later.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:57:31 +0100

Changed in eucalyptus (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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