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Re: [Fedora-xen] KVM Networking Question



Robert L Cochran wrote:
> Todd Deshane wrote:
>   
>> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 10:33 PM, Robert L Cochran
>> <cochranb speakeasy net> wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> To my pleasure, I was able to get two different virtual machines running
>>> pretty quickly. I installed Fedora 10 x86_64 on my new laptop with the
>>> Virtualization package group and as little else as possible. Then I
>>> updated the system (so now I'm using kvm-74-6-fc10.x86_64), started the
>>> graphical Virtual Machine Manager, and built a guest for Windows XP
>>> Professional and a second guest for Fedora 10 x86_64.
>>>
>>> I want the Fedora 10 guest to fetch an IP address of 192.168.1.115 from
>>> the dhcp server running on my network. Virtual Machine Manager seems to
>>> be creating it's very own dhcp server and assigning network addresses of
>>> 192.168.122.2 and higher. So I can't ping the guest I just created from
>>> a host on the 192.168.1.0 network.
>>>
>>> The networking behavior VMWare gives me results in my virtual machines
>>> getting their addresses from the dhcp server on the 192.168.1.0 network,
>>> so the host IP I'm expecting for a machine is the one that is assigned
>>> and used.
>>>
>>> How do I change the networking in Virtual Machine Manager to simply pass
>>> all the dhcp calls to my network? Or is there a good reason to let the
>>> Manager do its own 192.168.122.x network?
>>>
>>>     
>>>       
>> I don't know specifically about Virtual Machine Manager and don't have it
>> handy, but for the basic concepts of KVM networking and also the libvirt
>> style and nomenclature see the following links:
>>
>> http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Networking
>> http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/Networking
>>
>> The Virtual Machine Manager page may have some information that
>> could help you:
>>
>> http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/screenshots/networking.html
>>
>> Hope that helps.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Todd
>>
>>   
>>     
> Todd,
>
> Thank you. This is very useful and helpful. It looks like I need to
> configure bridged networking. From the Fedora 10 release notes, Network
> Manager does not support virtual devices, so I'll have to disable it and
> roll my own.
>
> Bob
>   

I have it working, thanks very much! The XML format stuff was quite
helpful ( -->  http://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#elementsNICS )

Bob




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