Bug 469326 - [Chapter 12.2] laptop network supported by libvirtd
[Chapter 12.2] laptop network supported by libvirtd
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Virtualization_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Curran
Don Domingo
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Reported: 2008-10-31 06:18 EDT by Kazuo Moriwaka
Modified: 2009-08-20 00:03 EDT (History)
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Description Kazuo Moriwaka 2008-10-31 06:18:07 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 Laptop network configuration] is obsolete now.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.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Kazuo Moriwaka 2008-12-23 22:26:41 EST

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'/<
| >/interface<
Comment 2 Christopher Curran 2009-02-23 00:10:36 EST
Corrected. This change should be updated to redhat.com as soon as the new documentation system is available.


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