Bug 505630 - rfe: make it easy to set up bridging to support virtualization where guests are on house network
rfe: make it easy to set up bridging to support virtualization where guests a...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2009-06-12 12:25 EDT by erikj
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:56 EDT (History)
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Description erikj 2009-06-12 12:25:00 EDT
If you want your virutal machines to have an IP on the house network (as 
opposed to NAT'd behind the host or on a private network), the easiest way 
is to give the guests actual house network IP addresses.

If you wish to go this route, you have to configure your virtualization host to 
use brdiging and put the virtualization host's house network IP address on said

The Fedora network tools don't really allow for you to do this easily as far as 
I have found.  If I've missed something, please feel free to point me at

However, once you do have it set up, tools like virt-manager/libvirt pick up 
on it right away and make it easy to put the managed guests on the house

So the missing piece is really just offering an easy means to configure
for this purpose.  I'm not saying it should be the default by any means, but
it would be nice if something like system-config-network had a dialog that 
helped you configure bridging on the virtualization host.

These are the instructions I use to make a F11 virtualzation host use bridiging:

* chkconfig network on
* make ifcfg-eth0 look something like this (adjust for your network/MAC/etc):

* create ifcfg-br0 to look something like this, adjust for your network
  including possibly allocating static IP:

* Now restart the network (I normally reboot here).

Other variants to these theme are out there.

now, when you fire up virt-manager to allocate guests, it will pick up on this
br0 network and allow guests to tie to the house network.

So this request is asking for a guided/graphical means to set up a bridge.
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