Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238978
Cannot connect solaris to nic using qemu
Last modified: 2008-07-15 14:02:40 EDT
Description of problem: While installing Solaris (10) VM under the "UNIX" option
with qemu/kvm, the Virtual Manager assigns eth0 as the default nic but Solaris
expects to see rlst0 and as a result no dhcp connectivity is established for the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: From the Virtual Machine Manager select "new", on the next
panel enter a vm machine name then select "next or forward", then "next or
forward" and on the "Locating Installation Media Panel insert eh solaris iso dvd
into the drive and select that "CDROM or DVD" then on "OS Type" select "UNIX"
then on "OS Variant" select "Solaris 10" the select "next or forward". Select
the disk size and then "forward". On the "Connect Host to a Network" panel the
only option that appears valid is the "Default" option of the "Virtual Network"
box. The "Shared physical device" box appears to have a line through the middle.
Select "neot or forward" until the install begins. The install proceeds normally
until the "network" configuration portion of the Solaris install which is
looking for rlst0 as opposed to eth0.
Steps to Reproduce:
cannot assign rlst0 as nic name.
should be able to assign rslt0 as nic name
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Hi, reassigning to python-virtinst where this bug actually is (virt-manager uses
virtinst for all installing related stuff).
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
So I just gave an open solaris live cd from May a spin with bridged networking,
and connectivity was fine. The issue described seems a bit strange to me anyways
since virt-install/libvirt doesn't dictate the interface name _in_the_guest, it
just gives it a nic and the guest should name it as it wants.
Have you seen this reliably on f8 or f9? The f7 stack is pretty old at this
point, particularly kvm having taken leaps and bounds. What type of networking
are you using? What is they exact error message that is coming up, and does the
install actually say anything specific about 'eth0'? Can you reproduce this with
opensolaris media or at least something I can snag for free?
Closing this since I've not been able to reproduce and have not received a
response from the reporter in over a month. Please reopen if you are still
seeing this issue.