Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468384
RFE: use virt-manager to create network bridges
Last modified: 2013-02-27 00:53:48 EST
Description of problem:
virt-manager allows the administrator to select bridged network devices if they already exist, but has no capability to set them up, and gives no indication what the administrator must do to enable this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start virt-manager
2. connect to a hypervisor, and open the details screen
3. attempt to create a new virtual network
NICs are marked "not bridged" and the bridged drop-down list is greyed out.
Ideally virt-manager should include a wizard to set up a network bridge. At bare minimum, it should direct the user to documentation showing how to configure this manually.
http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Networking might be a good place to start
There is work being done at the libvirt level for this, which would allow a regular user to perform this action (properly validated through PolicyKit), as well as create bridges on remote machines.
Until that work is completed, we can't do much.
I hope it is working soon :)
In the interim here is how to set up a bridged network :
Here's the F-12 feature for this:
(In reply to comment #3)
> Here's the F-12 feature for this:
FWIW, feature page has not been submitted for acceptance.
Punting to F-13
This is now in rawhide, go to Edit->Host Details->Network Interfaces-> '+' to add various network device types.
Doesn't appear to be in F15 - what am I missing?
Still a problem in the latest Fedora. Dropdown list says "No networking" and all NICs are greyed out saying "(Not bridged)".