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ipv6 only with static network configuration kickstart install on centos

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I have a kvm host and I try to install a centos 6 guest with a static ip address.

When I do a manual install I eventually get to the network configuration and if I enter IP, gateway and DNS Server I can ping6 the guest from the host and I can ping6 the guest from outside.

I do not want to do manual installation, so I have to specify a url to a kickstart file, but to download it the network must be configured. I try some kernel options

noipv4 ipv6=... gateway=... dns=... ks=http…

This gets me so far that I can ping6 the guest from the host, but I can not reach it from outside. When I ping from outside I see the guest sending neighbor solicitation requests for the IP I ping from, but this IP is in another network. I think the guest does not get a gateway configured. At least the ipv6 option is working, because I can ping the guest from the host.

How do I achieve such a ipv6 only with static network configuration kickstart install? How to specify ipv6 gateway (and possibly dns)

posted Jun 16, 2013 by anonymous

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network is not required, you can also use --initrd-inject trick like this:

NAME=$(date +%s)-$RANDOM

virt-install --name rhel6PVi-console-$NAME 
--disk /var/lib/libvirt/images/rhel6PV-console-$NAME.img,size=5 
--nographics 
--vcpus=1 --ram=1024 
--location /var/www/html/centos.iso 
--initrd-inject=/var/www/html/anaconda-ks.cfg 
--extra-args="console=ttyS0,115200 ks=file:/anaconda-ks.cfg" 
--network=bridge:br0
answer Jun 16, 2013 by anonymous
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