[libvirt] FW: macvtap not working on rhel 6.1 x86 machine

Amit Tewari Amit.Tewari at nechclst.in
Thu Dec 15 11:38:28 UTC 2011

Can you please tell me what step iam missing?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerhard Stenzel [mailto:gstenzel at linux.vnet.ibm.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:03 PM
To: Amit Tewari
Cc: libvir-list at redhat.com
Subject: RE: [libvirt] FW: macvtap not working on rhel 6.1 x86 machine

On Thu, 2011-12-15 at 15:54 +0530, Amit Tewari wrote:
> hi,
> i want the kvm guest machine to connect to network using macvtap..
> I tried this vepa mode it is also not working.

where is your DHCP server? On the network or on your host?

> eth0 has same mac address as that of macvatap0 that is  52:54:00:55:AE:B5

this is correct. The mac address of eth0 in the guest is the same as
that of the macvtap device of the host.

> due to this guest is not able to get dhcp address nor static ip address is working. 

it works for me. I am on 6.2 now, but this worked on 6.1 as well.

Best regards, 

Gerhard Stenzel, 
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