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Re: [virt-tools-list] Networking query



On 06/24/2010 12:34 AM, kevin gilbert wrote:
> I currently have an operational virtual machine environment that I use for 
> development purposes. The VM's never need to access the Internet, only 
> resources on the parent host (NFS shares). And I want to be able to “ssh� into 
> the VM's from the parent host.
> 
> I have set-up a bridge on “eth0� and this gives me the required connections – 
> but only if I have an ethernet connection.
> 
> How can I do this if the parent host has no external connections? Is it 
> possible to “bridge� the loopback device? (I've tried unsuccessfully to do 
> this.)
> 

Not sure about bridging a loopback device, but libvirt's default virtual
network provides this capability out of the box, regardless of host
network connection. You can switch the networking device for your VMs in
virt-manager.

- Cole


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