[ovs-dev] [PATCH] xenserver: Add support for disabling in-band management via XAPI.

Andrew Evans aevans at nicira.com
Mon Feb 28 21:10:28 UTC 2011

On 2/28/11 12:52 PM, Andrew Evans wrote:
> On 2/28/11 11:24 AM, Ethan Jackson wrote:
>> Instead of allowing vswitch-disable-in-band to take on the values
>> "true" or "false" I would prefer we allow them to take on the values
>> "0" or "1" (n > 0?).  This is more consistent with other xenserver
>> other-config settings such as use_carrier, and a couple of other
>> random ones I found here:
>> http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/5.0.0/1.0/en_gb/guest.html
> Actually, the only occurrance of "other_config" I see there is this:
> 	xe vif-param-set uuid=vif_uuid other_config:ethtool-tx=off

Whoops, I should have been looking for "other-config" (with a dash).

Empirically, true/false seems to be the convention, at least in the
networks on my XenServer 5.6.100 box:

[root at xenserver ~]# for uuid in $(xe network-list | awk -F ': ' '/^uuid
/ { print $2; }'); do xe network-param-list uuid=$uuid; done | fgrep
other-config | sort -u
        other-config (MRW): automatic: false
        other-config (MRW): automatic: true
        other-config (MRW): is_guest_installer_network: true; ip_begin:; ip_end:; netmask:

So I'm going to use "true" and "false" if that's ok with you.


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