[libvirt] Bridged network (shared physical device) and libvirt

Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Mon Dec 8 11:16:32 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 10:00 +0100, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> Henrik Persson E wrote:
> > Are there any plans to include possibility to configure bridged networks
> > in libvirt?
> > I see the need to be able to actually be able create vlans on physical
> > devices and the bridge the vlan, which I guess is a very normal case for
> > isolating network traffic between different guests.
> > 
> > I would be great if it would be possible to both create vlans on
> > physical devices and then also create bridged network connected to any
> > available network (physical/bonded/vlan)
> This is functionality we are actually missing for ovirt as well.  I had done a
> proof of concept patch a while ago (you can search the libvirt archives), but it
> wasn't comprehensive enough.  In particular, it could deal with putting a
> physical device into a bridge, but didn't make any provision for bonding and
> VLANs, both of which are needed to have a correct solution.  It needs some
> thought about the XML design, and then it can probably be implemented.

I see this stuff as system configuration and, as such, should be handled
by e.g. NetworkManager:



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