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

Kashyap Chamarthy kchamart at redhat.com
Mon Apr 24 14:32:54 UTC 2017

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 08:01:00AM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> 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 think that is out-of-date.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?

Not that I know of.

However, here's the most through write-up I've seen on this matter (from
JUL 2014) 

Yes, it requires about 13 steps...

> 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
> virt-manager?
> Regards,
> Daniel
> 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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