[openstack-dev] [nova] [neutron] Should we continue providing FQDNs for instance hostnames?

Stephen Finucane sfinucan at redhat.com
Thu Sep 7 15:32:39 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-09-06 at 15:06 +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2017-09-06 10:40:14 +0100 (+0100), Stephen Finucane wrote:
> [...]
> > OK, and we do want to use a FQDN as the hostnames inside the
> > guest? That's my key question. Random ServerFault questions seems
> > to suggest no clear answer to this [1].
> [...]
> As a data point, the servers maintained by the Infra team are
> consistently built with their FQDN as the instance name itself, and
> then the hostname and domainname set from that value in order to
> avoid the dreaded "foo.novalocal" sorts of FQDNs prevalent in so
> many OpenStack environments. At least for us, having OpenStack
> specify the domain is more of a nuisance to be worked around than
> anything.

That's great feedback.

> You may also want to consider asking a similar question on the
> operators ML, or perhaps sending them a pointer to this discussion
> so you can get more real-world feedback.

Good call. I'll re-post this to the operators mailing list (with the above
point) and see what feedback I receive.


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