Workflow of network interface naming

To simplify operations with L2 templates, before you start creating them, inspect the general workflow of a network interface name gathering and processing.

Network interface naming workflow:

  1. The Operator creates a baremetalHost object.

  2. The baremetalHost object executes the introspection stage and becomes ready.

  3. The Operator collects information about NIC count, naming, and so on for further changes in the mapping logic.

    At this stage, the NICs order in the object may randomly change during each introspection, but the NICs names are always the same. For more details, see Predictable Network Interface Names.

    For example:

    # Example commands:
    # kubectl -n managed-ns get bmh baremetalhost1 -o custom-columns=',STATUS:.status.provisioning.state'
    # NAME            STATE
    # baremetalhost1  ready
    # kubectl -n managed-ns get bmh baremetalhost1 -o yaml
    # Example output:
    kind: BareMetalHost
        - ip: fe80::ec4:7aff:fe6a:fb1f%eno2
          mac: 0c:c4:7a:6a:fb:1f
          model: 0x8086 0x1521
          name: eno2
          pxe: false
        - ip: fe80::ec4:7aff:fe1e:a2fc%ens1f0
          mac: 0c:c4:7a:1e:a2:fc
          model: 0x8086 0x10fb
          name: ens1f0
          pxe: false
        - ip: fe80::ec4:7aff:fe1e:a2fd%ens1f1
          mac: 0c:c4:7a:1e:a2:fd
          model: 0x8086 0x10fb
          name: ens1f1
          pxe: false
        - ip: # Temp. PXE network adress
          mac: 0c:c4:7a:6a:fb:1e
          model: 0x8086 0x1521
          name: eno1
          pxe: true
  4. The Operator selects from the following options:

  5. The Operator creates a Machine or Subnet object.

  6. The baremetal-provider service links the Machine object to the baremetalHost object.

  7. The kaas-ipam and baremetal-provider services collect hardware information from the baremetalHost object and use it to configure host networking and services.

  8. The kaas-ipam service:

    1. Spawns the IpamHost object.

    2. Renders the l2template object.

    3. Spawns the ipaddr object.

    4. Updates the IpamHost object status with all rendered and linked information.

  9. The baremetal-provider service collects the rendered networking information from the IpamHost object

  10. The baremetal-provider service proceeds with the IpamHost object provisioning.

Now proceed to Create subnets.