No DHCP on default network when guest has multiple interfaces

Patrick O'Neill paddy.oneill93 at
Fri Feb 7 10:47:06 UTC 2020


I am trying to boot a VM in libvirt that has 2 interfaces. The first
interface is connected to the default network and the second connects to a
bridge interface on the host. When the VM boots the first interface doesn't
receive an IP address from DHCP. It works when the VM only has one
interface though.

If I login to the VM using virsh console I noticed that in NetworkManager
the connection name and device are mixed

[root at localhost ~]# nmcli con show
NAME  UUID                                  TYPE      DEVICE
eth0  cc31f368-0a43-4c85-bd15-6aaa3ca23b3d  ethernet  eth1

If I run 'dhclient eth0' the interface gets an IP address from the default
network as expected.

[root at localhost ~]# dhclient eth0
[root at localhost ~]# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group
default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state
UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 52:54:00:00:01:00 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global dynamic eth0
       valid_lft 3599sec preferred_lft 3599sec
3: eth1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state
UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 52:54:00:48:e3:b8 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet6 fe80::5054:ff:fe48:e3b8/64 scope link noprefixroute
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

The VM is created using the following command

virt-install --import --name ${VM_HOST_NAME} \
    --memory 2048 --vcpus 2 --cpu host \
path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/${VM_HOST_NAME}.qcow2,format=qcow2,bus=virtio \
    --network network=default \
    --network bridge=bridge0,model=virtio \
    --os-type=linux \
    --os-variant=rhel7.6 \
    --graphics none

Any ideas what could cause this problem? The guest OS is CentOS 7.7 and the
host is CentOS 8, but I have the same problem with a CentOS 7 hypervisor.
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