[virt-tools-list] network section in virt-manager missing?

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Feb 14 16:49:21 UTC 2019

On 2/14/19 10:10 AM, Hetz Ben Hamo wrote:
> Hi,
> Nobody is using it? I'm recording videos (and uploading them to YouTube)
> regarding oVirt and now Virt-Manager - and I wanted to show how to
> create a bridge for the host, using this menu. 
> The reason for wanting to use this specific menu - to make life easier
> to users from Ubuntu and other (non Fedora/CentOS/RHEL) distributions.

Did you ever get it working on ubuntu? I don't know if that dialog ever
worked there. There is a debian networking backend for netcf but it was
essentially a code drop AFAICT. As laid out in that email, the dialog
didnt work very well even on RH based distros, and likely doesn't work
on many other distros too.

If you want to make videos for creating a bridge device on ubuntu, use
nm-connection-editor which is one of the native NetworkManager tools. A
video for that would certainly be helpful because it comes up reasonably

> Will it be possible to add those bits into the same configuration window
> where a user creates a NAT? so he/she can select NAT, Bridge etc..

Sorry but no. If users want to make any changes with their host
networking config they should use native desktop tools.

- Cole

> *
> *
> Thansk
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:04 PM Cole Robinson <crobinso at redhat.com
> <mailto:crobinso at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     On 2/13/19 9:49 AM, Hetz Ben Hamo wrote:
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > I'm using Fedora 29 with the latest update.
>     >
>     > I saw this morning with the ovirt-manager, the some part of the
>     network
>     > (edit, connection details) is missing - the part that lets you create
>     > bridges.
>     >
>     > Is something wrong with my virt-manager or something has been changed
>     > lately?
>     >
>     Sorry for the confusion, but this panel was intentionally removed in
>     virt-manager 2.0.0. This thread lays out the issues with it:
>     https://www.redhat.com/archives/virt-tools-list/2018-October/msg00049.html
>     - Cole

- Cole

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