[PVE-User] DHCP for non cloudinit VM

José Manuel Giner jm at ginernet.com
Tue Aug 21 08:18:14 CEST 2018


It's not that simple when IP allocation depends on the VM MAC addres, if 
you have a few VMs it may not be a problem, but hosting companies that 
handle thousands of VMs do not want to assign any random IP to a VPS and 
would be better to have a native integration, at least at the API level.



On 21/08/2018 1:21, Mark Adams wrote:
> Just install your own DHCP server on proxmox if you want. I don't see this
> as a feature many people would want, as in any "normal" network you always
> have a dhcp server already?
> 
> On 20 August 2018 at 15:35, José Manuel Giner <jm at ginernet.com> wrote:
> 
>> I thought cloud-init was connecting against a DHCP server.
>>
>> Does Proxmox have any plan to provide a DHCP service so that VMs can
>> receive IP auto-configuration, whether they use cloud-init or not?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 20/08/2018 16:28, Dominik Csapak wrote:
>>
>>> but that cannot happen without an agent/cloud init like program in the
>>> vm, so what and why (if we have cloud-init) should we implement there?
>>>
>>> On 08/20/2018 03:25 PM, José Manuel Giner wrote:
>>>
>>>> I mean, when you install the ISO of an operating system on a VM, when
>>>> configuring the network, that the user can choose the DHCP option instead
>>>> of defining the values by hand.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 20/08/2018 15:21, Ian Coetzee wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi José,
>>>>>
>>>>> Using the Qemu Agent you are able to determine the IP of the VM.
>>>>>
>>>>> Kind regards
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 at 13:43, José Manuel Giner <jm at ginernet.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> The possibility of being able to define IPs directly from the
>>>>>> Proxmox/API interface. Just like with Cloud-init or containers.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 20/08/2018 11:14, Dominik Csapak wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 08/20/2018 09:36 AM, José Manuel Giner wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> there any plan to implement DHCP for non cloudinit VMs?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> the question does not really make sense as we did not implement dhcp
>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>> cloudinit, the config there only tells the vm how to configure its
>>>>>>> network (same as with containers, were we also don't implement a dhcp
>>>>>>> server)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> but where is the problem in having a host/vm in your network serving
>>>>>>> dhcp?
>>>>>>>
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