When configuring a network on ovirt-node, the created network is implemented as a bridge type with no option to control it otherwise.
A nic could serve as a storage network, a management network, or another kind of usages which doesn't require the traffic to flow through a bridge device, with its added latency and cpu overhead.
Bridges should be used only when virtual machines are expected to be connected via the edited network (or at least, there should be a means to avoid the bridge elsewhere).
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NICs can no be configured without being the slave of a bridge.
This feature got available due to the rebase onto 3.0.
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