[CentOS] Kickstart Network Configuration Issues

Tue Dec 28 20:08:24 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 12/28/10 1:41 PM, Daniel Theisen wrote:
>> This is a common setup. My suggested approach is to always use DHCP,
>> and set DHCP reservations on your DHCP server to consistently assign
>> the same IP to the same client's MAC address. That way, you can assign
>> the IP and hostname in your local DNS or /etc/hosts or NIS hosts table
>> or whatever, and get it set consistently.
> This wouldn't be an issue if our network was built out with static DHCP in mind. We have over 1000 servers that already have manually assigned static IP addresses. The switch to static DHCP would be way too huge of an effort for a simple problem like this

You wouldn't have to change anything on already-assigned servers - just include 
the known mac/ip pairs in your dhcp setup so they will be correct when you 
reinstall next time.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmiksell at gmail.com