[CentOS] CentOS 8 network-scripts

Fri Oct 4 14:42:27 UTC 2019
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On 10/4/19 10:00 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> On 10/4/19 3:03 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
>> ...
>> See the NetworkManager-config-server package. 
> Ahh, thanks. I was wondering about it but never investigated.
Description :
This adds a NetworkManager configuration file to make it behave more
like the old "network" service. In particular, it stops NetworkManager
from automatically running DHCP on unconfigured ethernet devices, and
allows connections with static IP addresses to be brought up even on
ethernet devices with no carrier.

This package is intended to be installed by default for server
Well, learn something new every day.... nice.  Time to learn a bit more 
about what it will do, and see about deploying to our KVM hosts.....  
I've not had the bridged network issues some seem to have been plagued 
with, and I have several KVM hosts with bridged networking (with 
multiple VLANs) using NetworkManager (using nmtui to configure a bridge 
isn't hard). I decided to configure it that way just ot see how easy or 
hard it was to do with NM, and to test its stability, and after passing 
testing under load I popped it into production, running a few Windows 7 
guests and a couple of CentOS 7 guests.