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  2. RHEL-12122

[cloud-init][ESXi]VMware datasource resets on every boot causing it to lose network configuration

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      .Setting static IP in a RHEL virtual machine on a VMware host does not work

      Currently, when using RHEL as a guest operating system of a virtual machine (VM) on a VMware host, the DatasourceOVF function does not work correctly. As a consequence, if you use the `cloud-init` utility to set the VM's network to static IP and then reboot the VM, the VM's network will be changed to DHCP.

      To work around this issue, see the link:https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/71264[VMware Knowledge Base].
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      .Setting static IP in a RHEL virtual machine on a VMware host does not work Currently, when using RHEL as a guest operating system of a virtual machine (VM) on a VMware host, the DatasourceOVF function does not work correctly. As a consequence, if you use the `cloud-init` utility to set the VM's network to static IP and then reboot the VM, the VM's network will be changed to DHCP. To work around this issue, see the link: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/71264 [VMware Knowledge Base].
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      +++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1750859 +++

      The VMware datasource resets on every boot which is not correct from cloud-init point of view:

      https://bugs.launchpad.net/cloud-init/+bug/1835205

      VMware engineers are working on a solution. We'll back-port to RHEL once solution is accepted upstream.

      — Additional comment from RHEL Product and Program Management on 2019-09-10 15:59:09 UTC —

      Since this bug report was entered in Red Hat Bugzilla, the release flag has been set to ? to ensure that it is properly evaluated for this release.

            rh-ee-anisinha Ani Sinha
            rick.barry Richard Barry (Inactive)
            VMware Confidential Group
            virt-maint virt-maint
            Huijuan Zhao Huijuan Zhao
            Jiří Herrmann Jiří Herrmann
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