Enabling biosdevname on PE T610

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Tue Jan 24 09:56:37 CST 2012


On Tue, January 24, 2012 02:59, Narendra_K at dell.com wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> If '/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules'  file is present,
> biosdevname will not be launched.
> '/lib/udev/rules.d/71-biosdevname.rules' checks if NAME is already set and
> will not launch biosdevname if it is set. Renaming the config files
> 'ifcfg-ethN to ifcfg-emN' and changing DEVICE=ethN to DEVICE=emN  would be
> required. Also, please ensure that HWADDR field is set correctly.
>
> Executing  'biosdevname -d' will provide details such as what the current
> 'Kernel name:' is (such as ethN) and what would be the "BIOS device:"
> (emN) name as suggested by 'biosdevname' and the MAC address information.
>
> # biosdevname -d
> BIOS device: em1
> Kernel name: eth0
> Permanent MAC: 00:22:19:57:5A:0D
> Assigned MAC : 00:22:19:57:5A:0D
> Driver: bnx2
> Driver version: 2.1.6
> Firmware version: 5.2.7 bc 5.2.2 NCSI 2.0.8
> Bus Info: 0000:01:00.0
> PCI name      : 0000:01:00.0
> PCI Slot      : embedded
> SMBIOS Device Type: Ethernet
> SMBIOS Instance: 1
> SMBIOS Enabled: True
> SMBIOS Label: Embedded NIC 1
> sysfs Index: 1
> sysfs Label: Embedded NIC 1
> Embedded Index: 1
>
> BIOS device: em2
> Kernel name: eth1
> Permanent MAC: 00:22:19:57:5A:0F
> Assigned MAC : 00:22:19:57:5A:0F
> Driver: bnx2
> Driver version: 2.1.6
> Firmware version: 5.2.7 bc 5.2.2 NCSI 2.0.8
> Bus Info: 0000:01:00.1
> PCI name      : 0000:01:00.1
> PCI Slot      : embedded
> SMBIOS Device Type: Ethernet
> SMBIOS Instance: 2
> SMBIOS Enabled: True
> SMBIOS Label: Embedded NIC 2
> sysfs Index: 2
> sysfs Label: Embedded NIC 2
> Embedded Index: 2
>
> With regards,
> Narendra K
>

This is very useful.  Thank you, Narendra.  Do we have any insight at this
point of whether/when biosdevname will move upstream?  We have similar
issues on both Dell and HP servers, but installing a quasi-supported Dell
package on HPs would present policy issues at the least.




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