Feature #18509

Modify kickstart templates to update the /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf

Added by Marek Hulán about 1 year ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:Ready For Testing
Assigned To:Marek Hulán
Target version:Team Marek backlog
Difficulty: Bugzilla link:1416170
Found in release: Pull request:https://github.com/theforeman/community-templates/pull/361
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Cloned from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1416170

Description of problem:
Default kicstart finish templates are not updating the /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf files. This creates additional useless effort to configure the host later via puppet or any other configuration management tool.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All foreman releases

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Provision a new host with static IPs
  2. Check if the /etc/hosts file contains the hostname and the IP of the new server (it's not)
  3. Check if the /etc/resolv.conf is populated.

Actual results:

Expected results:
/etc/hosts should be updated with the IP, hostname and short hostname of the new server if the IP is static.
/etc/resolv.conf should contain the DNS servers set during provisioning time.

Foreman has all the necessary information to do so, and there is no reason to write custom snippets to do that.


#1 Updated by Marek Hulán about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Modify kickstart templates to update the /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf to Modify kickstart templates to update the /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf
  • Category changed from TFTP to Templates
  • Target version set to Team Marek backlog

#2 Updated by Marek Hulán about 1 year ago

resolv.conf is updated by network manager if DNS1/DNS2 is set according to subnet, but configuring hostname sounds reasonable to me

#3 Updated by The Foreman Bot about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Ready For Testing
  • Assigned To set to Marek Hulán
  • Pull request https://github.com/theforeman/community-templates/pull/361 added

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