Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506797
virt-manager drops vifname
Last modified: 2009-12-14 16:24:01 EST
Description of problem:
Manually added vif option vifname to a xen domu config file is truncated by virt-manager
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Create a Virtual Machine. Close virt-manager. Manually edit the /etc/xen/xxx config file, adding the option vifname to the nic definition on the vif line. Start the vm with `xm create` and check with ifconfig in dom0 that the specified device name is used. Now use virt-manager to configure an additional disk file and note that the vifname option has been removed.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a Virtual Machine with virt-manager
2. Manually add the vifname option to the NIC defintion on the vif line in the config file
3. Add another storage device via virt-manager
vifname has been removed from the vif line in config file.
vifname should be preserved.
virt-manager has no way of setting vifname, so this must be done manually.
The issue is that libvirt probably didn't support the vifname parameter, so when converting the xm file to XML and back, it loses the changes you made. This may be supported in the libvirt version pending for 5.4.
Reassigning to libvirt.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 465593 ***