Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469326
[Chapter 12.2] laptop network supported by libvirtd
Last modified: 2009-08-20 00:03:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Hacks in chapter [12.2. Laptop network configuration] is obsolete now.
You can use 'virtual network' managed by libvirtd instead of this hacks.
from RHEL5.1 release note:
> Virtual networking is now part of libvirt, the virtualization library.
> libvirt has a set of commands that sets up a virtual NAT/router and
> private network for all local guests on a machine. This is especially
> useful for guests that do not need to be routable from the outside.
> It is also useful for developers who use Virtualization on laptops.
> Note that the virtual networking capability adds a dependency on dnsmasq,
> which handles dhcp for the virtual network.
> For more information about libvirt, refer to http://libvirt.org.
To use libvirtd's virtual network, you should select 'Virtual network'
at virt-manager's installation.
It connect vif to virtual bridge 'virbr0' which is managed by libvirtd.
'virbr0' is have almost same settings as 'dummy0'in this page.
This is configured in /etc/libvirtd/qemu/networks/default.xml.
Thank you for adding notes. gt and lt are reversed.
| >interface type='network'<
| >mac address='AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA'/<
| >source network='default'/<
| >target dev='vnet0'/<
| >model type='virtio'/<
Corrected. This change should be updated to redhat.com as soon as the new documentation system is available.