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From 13ded463a6a0b1b0bf0dffc0a997f006dd25c4f3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 15:51:27 +0200
Subject: [PATCH 2/4] Use Network-Manager and Netplan as default renderers for
RHEL and Fedora (#1465)
RH-Author: Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <>
RH-MergeRequest: 57: Add native NetworkManager support (#1224)
RH-Commit: [2/2] f2f977564bea496b0d76c0cef242959d03c2c73e
RH-Bugzilla: 2059872
RH-Acked-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <>
RH-Acked-by: Jon Maloy <>
RH-Acked-by: Eduardo Otubo <>
commit 7703aa98b89c8daba207c28a0422268ead10019a
Author: Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <>
Date: Thu May 19 15:05:01 2022 +0200
Use Network-Manager and Netplan as default renderers for RHEL and Fedora (#1465)
This is adapted from Neal Gompa's PR:
The only difference is that we are not modifying (thus
modifying the priority of all distros), but just tweaking cloud.cfg to
apply this change to Fedora and RHEL. Other distros can optionally
add themselves afterwards.
net: Prefer Netplan and NetworkManager renderers by default
NetworkManager is used by default on a variety of Linux distributions,
and exists as a cross-distribution network management service.
Additionally, add information about the NetworkManager renderer to
the cloud-init documentation.
Because Netplan can be explicitly used to manage NetworkManager,
it needs to be preferred before NetworkManager.
This change is a follow-up to #1224, which added the native
NetworkManager renderer.
This patch has been deployed on Fedora's cloud-init package throughout
the development of Fedora Linux 36 to verify that it works.
This should also make it tremendously easier for Linux distributions
to use cloud-init because now a standard configuration is supported
by default.
Signed-off-by: Neal Gompa <>
Signed-off-by: Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <>
Signed-off-by: Emanuele Giuseppe Esposito <>
config/cloud.cfg.tmpl | 3 +++
doc/rtd/topics/network-config.rst | 12 +++++++++++-
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/config/cloud.cfg.tmpl b/config/cloud.cfg.tmpl
index fb4b456c..86beee3c 100644
--- a/config/cloud.cfg.tmpl
+++ b/config/cloud.cfg.tmpl
@@ -330,4 +330,7 @@ system_info:
{% elif variant in ["dragonfly"] %}
renderers: ['freebsd']
+{% elif variant in ["rhel", "fedora"] %}
+ network:
+ renderers: ['netplan', 'network-manager', 'networkd', 'sysconfig', 'eni']
{% endif %}
diff --git a/doc/rtd/topics/network-config.rst b/doc/rtd/topics/network-config.rst
index c461a3fe..f503caab 100644
--- a/doc/rtd/topics/network-config.rst
+++ b/doc/rtd/topics/network-config.rst
@@ -188,6 +188,15 @@ generated configuration into an internal network configuration state. From
this state `Cloud-init`_ delegates rendering of the configuration to Distro
supported formats. The following ``renderers`` are supported in cloud-init:
+- **NetworkManager**
+`NetworkManager <>`_ is the standard Linux network
+configuration tool suite. It supports a wide range of networking setups.
+Configuration is typically stored in ``/etc/NetworkManager``.
+It is the default for a number of Linux distributions, notably Fedora;
+CentOS/RHEL; and derivatives.
- **ENI**
/etc/network/interfaces or ``ENI`` is supported by the ``ifupdown`` package
@@ -215,6 +224,7 @@ is as follows:
- Sysconfig
- Netplan
+- NetworkManager
When applying the policy, `Cloud-init`_ checks if the current instance has the
correct binaries and paths to support the renderer. The first renderer that
@@ -223,7 +233,7 @@ supplying an updated configuration in cloud-config. ::
- renderers: ['netplan', 'eni', 'sysconfig', 'freebsd', 'netbsd', 'openbsd']
+ renderers: ['netplan', 'network-manager', 'eni', 'sysconfig', 'freebsd', 'netbsd', 'openbsd']
Network Configuration Tools