[CentOS] RHEL 6.1 beta

Mon May 2 14:47:55 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/2/2011 8:57 AM, Steve Clark wrote:
> On 05/02/2011 09:38 AM, Lamar Owen wrote:
>> On Monday, May 02, 2011 06:48:37 AM Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> biosdevname for nics...bye bye eth0!
>> Not by default, and according to the release notes only for certain Dell servers ATM.
>> But, yes, a different way of looking at NICs is coming down the pipe.  It's about time.
> EGADS Why? After working with FreeBSD for ten years it so nice not to
> have to worry is this rl0, vr0, em0, fxp0, bge0, ed0,
> etc in networking scripts. Why would you want to go back to that?

The numbers chosen in the eth? scheme are more or less randomized even 
on identical hardware, so it is pretty much impossible to prepare a disk 
to ship to a remote site and have it come up working unattended or clone 
disk images for a large rollout.  If this gives predictable names in 
bios-detection order it will be very useful.  Remote-site support is 
expensive and typically not great at the quirks of Linux distributions 
that you need to know to do IP assignments.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com