Bug 738758 - RFE: should allow editing of virtual network details (address ranges, etc)
Summary: RFE: should allow editing of virtual network details (address ranges, etc)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: virt-manager
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact:
: 1171192 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-15 18:04 UTC by Eric Blake
Modified: 2018-08-09 20:17 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Eric Blake 2011-09-15 18:04:17 UTC
Description of problem:
On a new host, I want to set up my default network to use instead of the default to match network topology decisions already in effect elsewhere in my home network.  But while virt-manager makes this look possible (see bug 738751), there is currently no support for making this edit with the gui; and I must drop to virsh.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit->Connection Details of a qemu connection
2. Select the "Virtual Networks" tab, and look at the Network: field
3. Try editing the Network field

Actual results:
nothing happens

Expected results:
I should be able to change 122 to 123, and restart the network with the new parameters, all without having to drop to virsh.

Additional info:
Found during Fedora Virt Test Day:

Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2012-01-18 16:42:13 UTC
Not really relevant for a fedora backport so moving to upstream tracker

Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2013-09-29 16:32:36 UTC
Networks can be renamed in upstream virt-manager now. Someone could use that infrastructure as a launching point for implementing more XML changing in the UI

Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2015-04-09 16:44:38 UTC
*** Bug 1171192 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2015-04-09 16:48:15 UTC
Bug 1171192 was asking for option to edit network 'domain' field

Comment 5 Peter Tselios 2018-03-01 19:14:07 UTC
This RFE is open for 7 years. Is there any possibility to see this implemented? 
I would really like to have all network management from the GUI as well.

Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2018-03-01 19:26:36 UTC
I've been thinking about a different approach WRT this stuff, and probably just adding a raw XML editing screen. I'll need to experiment with it though

There's so many config options nowadays that going down the road of picking and choosing what to expose for editing in the UI is an endless treadmill of stuff with a generally small audience of users for the majority of bits.

Comment 7 Peter Tselios 2018-03-01 21:40:19 UTC
First of all, I am happy that this is not a dead RFE. If I may. Why don't you start with something simple, like for example the option to create networks and/or modify the IP ranges? 

This will cover the most basic needs. And then we will see :)

Comment 8 Cole Robinson 2018-03-01 21:53:48 UTC
There's already an option for creating networks, there's a whole wizard devoted to it. Click the + button on the network page

Comment 9 Peter Tselios 2018-03-04 17:43:40 UTC
Correct. But not for editing the network! At least no option that I found.

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