[virt-tools-list] virt-tools and macvtap

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Sat May 3 20:45:47 UTC 2014

On 05/03/2014 02:21 PM, John Smith wrote:
> On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 6:51 PM, Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 05/03/2014 09:25 AM, John Smith wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Im currently looking at using virt-tools (virt-manager, virt-sh ) in
>>> combination with macvtap and the kvm hypervisor. I havent found an
>>> obvious way yet of telling the virt-tools to configure/use macvtpa
>>> devices. Have I overlooked something obvious here ?
>> In any virt-manager version from the past 1.5 years:
>> VM Details
>> Select the NIC
>> In the 'source' drop down, you should see macvtap options.
>> - Cole
> Ah. Thanks. Im very sorry, but im very new to virtualization on Linux.
> Right now, ive done the 'all in one install' of ovirt on a single
> fedora 19 machine. Any pointers to docs on what best to do next is
> appreciated. Im currently trying to make sense of this:
> http://www.ovirt.org/Quick_Start_Guide
> So perhaps the macvtap question was not entirely the best place to
> start here for me.
> ;)
> Anyway, as far as I can tell, there seems to be an issue with the
> detection of my wireless wifi network interface 'wlp2s0'. I can attach
> the 'ovirtmgmt' network to my standard wired ethernet interface
> 'p2p2', but that device is not in use on the machine and it is
> disconnected from the network.
> Reading about linux virt and issues with bridging with wifi NIC's on
> the web made me, perhaps incorrectly here, assume that a wifi nic
> might be an issue, so thats where the question about macvtap came
> from.
> Manual setup of macvtap seems to work, as i can do this without issues
> on a root prompt on the same machine:
> ip link add link wlp2s0 name macvtap0 type macvtap
> ip link set macvtap0 address 1a:46:0b:ca:bc:7b up
> ip link show macvtap0
> But the wifi interface 'wlp2s0' does not seem to show up in the ovirt
> web gui interface.
> Im sorry if I sound confusing here, but that may be just because im
> really still confused about ovirt.
> ;)
> So any pointers on what to read or do is appreciated,

Never really tried with wifi myself, and I'm not too familiar with ovirt
either :) Maybe try one of their user lists

- Cole

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