[virt-tools-list] virt-manager: show guest IP

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Tue Feb 2 16:18:58 UTC 2016

On 02/02/2016 11:16 AM, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
> 2016-02-01 16:19 GMT+03:00 Michal Privoznik <mprivozn at redhat.com>:
>> On 30.01.2016 17:10, Matwey V. Kornilov wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Is it possible to configure virt-manager to show guest IP somewhere?
>>> I am running qemu with qemu-guest tools and the following command works
>>> good:
>>> virsh # qemu-agent-command 5 '{"execute":"guest-network-get-interfaces"}'
>>> {"return":[{"name":"lo","ip-addresses":[{"ip-address-type":"ipv4","ip-address":"","prefix":8},{"ip-address-type":"ipv6","ip-address":"::1","prefix":128}],"hardware-address":"00:00:00:00:00:00"},{"name":"eth0","ip-addresses":[{"ip-address-type":"ipv4","ip-address":"","prefix":24},{"ip-address-type":"ipv6","ip-address":"fe80::5054:ff:fecc:cfc3","prefix":64}],"hardware-address":"52:54:00:cc:cf:c3"}]}
>>> But I would like to see this information in virt-manager GUI like in
>>> some proprietary hypervisor clients.
>> Currently, there is no such option. Patches are welcome :)
> Where is the best place in UI to put networking info in your opinion?

To start, the interface device details in the VM details window, the same
place things like mac address and device model are reported.

>> But as a libvirt developer, I'd like to advertise 'virsh domifaddr'
>> command which does basically the same as you are doing in your example
>> but has one possible data source more.
> Am I right that domifaddr uses same mechanism to fetch the data (when
> qemu:/// is used)?

Yes, it has an option to check the guest agent IIRC.


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