Proposed F19 Feature: NetworkManager Bonding Support
jreznik at redhat.com
Wed Jan 30 13:01:08 UTC 2013
= Features/NetworkManagerBonding =
Feature owner(s): Pavel Šimerda <psimerda at redhat.com>, Dan Williams <dcbw
at redhat dot com>
NetworkManager should be able to configure bond master interfaces with commonly
used options and recognize their existing configuration on startup without
disrupting their operation.
== Detailed description ==
NetworkManager's existing support for bond interfaces covers a limited number
of use-cases and can conflict with existing bonding configurations created by
tools like libvirt. The purpose of this Fedora feature is to implement more
flexible bonding infrastructure in NetworkManager to support an expanded number
of use-cases and to be more cooperative with other users of bonding.
Support will be added to NetworkManager to detect the existing configuration of
a bond interface and its slaves and to seamless "take over" that connection
without disrupting it. Even if the existing configuration is not backed by
ifcfg files on-disk, NetworkManager will leave that configuration on the
interface unless told to change it by the user via GUI or CLI tools.
Additional bond interface configuration will be added to expand the use-cases
and hardware that NetworkManager can configure (eg primary, use_carrier,
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