Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502995
virt-manager virtual network wizard should not require an IP address
Last modified: 2010-03-16 13:20:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Setup of a new switch in GUI requires IPv4 address, but this should be optional because since new version, such interface is also working without IPv4.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup new switch without IPv4 address
Does not work
Note also that GUI does not reflect the real settings of current configured switches.
While config is
# more /etc/libvirt/qemu/networks/IPv6internal.xml
<bridge stp='on' forwardDelay='0' />
<ip address='192.168.100.1' netmask='255.255.255.0'>
<range start='192.168.100.128' end='192.168.100.254' />
(note, IPv4 settings commented out), the GUI still shows this entries, looks like such information is stored a 2nd time on the box.
which GUI? virt-manager?
Maybe a screenshot would help explain why you mean by "does not work"?
Yes, the virt-manager, you cannot leave the fields empty. Filling the IPv4 fields is mandatory. Perhaps it would be good to add a switch box "enable IPv4 DCHP" on this interface and if enabled, then IPv4 fields have to be filled, otherwise not.
Okay, thanks - moving upstream since it's not a very common case
See also bug #501912
Current upstream provides an option to disable DHCP when creating a new virtual network. Closing as UPSTREAM.