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



Hi Joe,

>From the second link you posted it seems like VLANS are now supported
via the kernel module in the initrd as of 11/12/2008.

Perhaps the docs haven't been updated to reflect this? Or maybe I'm just
reading it wrong.

If you want to manually set the switches, then snmp is your best bet. If
you have the write community strings you can use the OID that is
particular for the switch manuf to set the untagged (native) vlan per
switch port. Then when the install is done another snmp call to set it
to some other vlan.

Cheers,
Harry


On Wed, 2010-08-18 at 09:22 -0400, Hoot, Joseph wrote:
> OK.  So I have only heard back from one person with regards to this.  The suggestion was to set a default vlan on the switch such that IP that I set would be able to route over to the kickstart server.  I know that this will work, however, after that I would want to set it back to the switch default vlan for compatibility reasons.  And my goal in doing this is being able to put in one request to the network admins to setup ports for me and then not have to submit additional requests later.
> 
> So it sounds like getting anaconda to be able to add on a vlan tag isn't currently doable.  What are the proper procedures that I can follow to submit a feature request to be able to add a vlan tag prior to attempting to read the kickstart file?
> 
> Thanks,
> Joe
> 
> 
> 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.
> > 
> > QUESTIONS:
> > ===========
> > 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?
> > 
> > 
> > REFERENCES:
> > ============
> > 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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