[kolla][osa][charms][ubuntu] Host network configuration tools

Radosław Piliszek radoslaw.piliszek at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 13:13:24 UTC 2021

Hi Mark,

I have already contributed to the findings below so I am not adding
anything here.
This reply is to add more tags to the subject to attract more
attention from Ubuntu and Charms folks.



On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 1:21 PM Mark Goddard <mark at stackhpc.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> We're working on adding Ubuntu support to Kayobe, and are at the stage
> of deciding on which tool to use for host network configuration. The
> Ansible role we use supports /etc/network/interfaces, but we're
> thinking it might be sensible to choose something more modern before
> we get locked in. There are 3 reasonable options, as far as we can
> tell:
> * netplan: installed by default on 20.04 server images. Seems like a
> fairly simple solution, but I have read some reports of missing
> features.
> * systemd-networkd: the default renderer for netplan. Standard systemd
> style interface. We might get around the missing features by using
> this directly.
> * NetworkManager: the default on Ubuntu desktop, but have heard it can
> be a bit heavy and does too much without being asked to. I've also
> heard that more recent versions are improved. The main reason we would
> go this route would be for consistency with CentOS/RHEL.
> Any feedback of experience with these and their suitability for use in
> OpenStack cloud infrastructure would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mark

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