[libvirt-users] virt-manager, Network Manager and bridged networking

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.pro
Fri Apr 21 06:01:00 UTC 2017

The wiki suggests that Network Manager doesn't support bridges[1] but I
think that is out-of-date.  Other documents like this[2] show how to set
up bridges in Network Manager.

For users wanting to run libvirt/KVM on their desktop system, can they
now configure a bridge through Network Manager and then use it in
virt-manager to create a guest without editing any of their
configuration files by hand?

Would it be possible for virsh or virt-manager to be enhanced to go one
step further and automatically create bridges in Network Manager (using
some API) on demand so the user doesn't have to do anything outside of



1. https://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Networking#Fedora.2FRHEL_Bridging
2. http://ask.xmodulo.com/configure-linux-bridge-network-manager-ubuntu.html

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