Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1261416
virt-install: Should default to virtio for network and storage on ppc64
Last modified: 2015-11-03 10:35:42 EST
Description of problem:
virt-install defaults to rtl8139 for network and spapr-vscsi
for storage; both are pretty poor choices for ppc64 guests.
virtio should be used instead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I usually use something like
--name guest \
--location http://... /
--ram 2048 \
--vcpus 8 \
--os-variant rhel7.0 \
--graphics none \
--network network=default \
to install guests.
The guest uses rtl8139 for network and spapr-vscsi for storage.
virtio is used for both network and storage.
The same seems to happen when using virt-manager from a Fedora
22 host instead. I guess the code responsible for picking
defaults is shared.
It's libvirt who selects default devices and this upstream commint in libvirt 75036c69 fixes the way how libvirt selects the default network device for guest.
With the disk, there is no spapr-vscsi storage bus, this was a bug and was fixed by commit 745fa9fa in virt-manager. The disk bus is scsi and there is a scsi controller spapr-vscsi with spapr-vio address type.
Closing as a duplicate of a virt-manager bug, that's already fixed in rhel-7.2. If you would like to track the issue for libvirt, but I don't think it's necessary, you can create a new bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1206097 ***