Bug 585478

Summary: RFE: VDE: Add support for VDE(2) as a virtual network backend impl
Product: [Community] Virtualization Tools Reporter: Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+tools>
Component: libvirtAssignee: Libvirt Maintainers <libvirt-maint>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: berrange, brot+redhatbt, crobinso, ebersac, micha, tom.prince, tsmetana, xen-maint
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Patch adding vde support to libvirt (against 0.10.2)
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Corresponding patch to virtinst-0.600.3 none

Description Erik de Castro Lopo 2010-04-24 09:48:58 UTC
Description of problem:

There is currently no support for VDE2 networked machines. 

Eg, when running:

    virsh domxml-from-native qemu-argv run.argc

with a run.argc file containing:

    kvm -nographic -m 1024 -hda /path/to/img.qcow2 \
      -net nic,vlan=0,model=rtl8139,macaddr=52:54:16:32:43:21 \
      -net vde,vlan=0,group=vde2-net,mode=0770,sock=/var/run/qemu-vde-ctl

the second -net lines gets silently dropped from the generated XML file.

I'm sure this is not the only aspect of VDE networking that isn't supported.

Comment 1 Tom Prince 2012-10-15 05:27:50 UTC
Created attachment 627200 [details]
Patch adding vde support to libvirt (against 0.10.2)

This basicallay forward ports the patch origanally posted
https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2011-January/msg00404.html

A followup message to that suggested that this would be better handled by using vde to handle the network definition for user virtual machines. While I think that is also worthwhile, I think this is also beneficial. For example, a priveledged user could create a vde_switch with access to the outside world, and allow users in a given group to create virtual machines that connect to that switch.

Comment 2 Tom Prince 2012-10-15 06:26:53 UTC
Created attachment 627212 [details]
Corresponding patch to virtinst-0.600.3

Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2015-10-11 16:35:12 UTC
vde seems quite dead upstream these days. and given that there's been lots of work put in to making libvirt support openvswitch, there's already an alternative there. so I don't think it makes sense to explicitly track this anymore. closing