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Re: Assigning VLAN tag during install prior to kickstart being located

I cannot answer your query, but this might help.

I ask our network guys to assign a default VLAN to switch ports.
I don't know the correct networking terminology, so I will describe the process

Server boots to perform kickstart
sends DHCP query (no VLAN tag)
Switch notices untagged packets and assigns them to "default" VLAN

I use this "default" VLAN specifically for building servers, and use it across multiple target networks.
Final network configuration (derived from kickstart template) can be whatever you want (e.g. include VLAN tag info for other networks)

This system works pretty well for me.
Hope this helps

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Hoot" <joe hoot itec suny edu>
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Sent: Monday, 16 August, 2010 12:59:55 PM
Subject: Re: Assigning VLAN tag during install prior to kickstart being located


On Aug 4, 2010, at 12:24 PM, Hoot, Joseph wrote:

> Hi all,
> I originally posted this yesterday to the anaconda list, but am posting this here too in case others have run into this problem and may have a resolution.
> I have been digging through google searches and list archives for both kickstart and anaconda for about 45 minutes now and can't seem to find the answer that I am looking for (hoping for).  I have been using a kickstart file to install many servers in our environment.  The problem that I've run into is when I need to install to a server that is configured with trunk ports.  For now, I've lived with recompiling the iso to include the kickstart file.  But I would prefer to use the default iso and just use `linux ks=http://etc..etc../ks.cfg`.  So my problem now is that, although this works just fine if I have access ports configured, since the `asknetwork` option for anaconda doesn't allow for a VLAN tag to be set.
> ===========
> 1) Is there an option that I can pass so that anaconda will support a vlan tag prior to kickstarting?
> 2) If anaconda doesn't currently support it, is there a feature request for it to be supported in the future?
> ============
> A) https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431915
> B) RHBA-2009:0164-13:
> -- http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-0164.html
> -- where is says "431915 - feature request: add 802.1q vlan tagging to anaconda"
> Thanks
> Joe
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