[libvirt-users] attach-interface not permanent?

Michal Privoznik mprivozn at redhat.com
Tue Oct 23 12:11:37 UTC 2012

On 23.10.2012 13:38, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
> Hi,
> I just created a new interface for a running Windows 2008 guest using the
> attach-interface command which succeeded and I could see the interface in
> the guest and in the dumpxml output. Then I switched the type to virtio in
> virt-manager after which I got the message that this change would only
> appear after the next guest shutdown so I went ahead and shut down the guest.
> After that the new interface was gone and no longer showed up in the
> dumpxml output.
> I'm confused because at no point was it mentioned that the interface would
> only be added temporarily and the man-page doesn't say anything to that
> effect either.
> This happened on a fresh Centos 6.3 system. Any ideas what is going on here?
> Regards,
>   Dennis

You need to use 'virsh attach-interface --persistent' to attach
interface forever.


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