[CentOS-devel] Timeline for C5 beta / final?

Sun Feb 18 04:50:28 UTC 2007
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> The concern it more general - more about unpredictable differences. 
> Having seen a difference in what the hwaddr setting does even within a 
> version, I wouldn't count on it to work across versions without testing 
> it first.

Absolutely, and things get even murkier with Virtualised Interfaces and 
VM's where there is sometimes no real relation to the MAC Addr at all! 
Even the Vendor portion cant be relied upon to identify a device.

While still on the same subject of upgrades and testing etc, if someone 
is creating VM's to migrate a real machine into take a look at vmware's 
Converter tool ( url: http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/ ). I've 
not used it myself, but heard from people who have that it does what one 
would expect from such a tool, and handles most network issues / drive 
and driver issues fairly cleanly.

- KB
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq