KVM network configuration issue
Quoting email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> -> i didn't want my host to have this external ip available, only VWEB
> running as guest, so on the host I didn't configure the external IP. I
> expected the packets form VWEB to be just passed to the interface. It
> didn't work. I have some ideas about why it may not work, but I can't
> solve it. Anyone knows how to do this?
It sounds like what you describe 'should just work'.
Or i am misinterpreting your email. :-)
I run a host system which has one NIC with multiple tagged VLANs, for
each VLAN i create a bridge and KVM just uses that bridge to connect
the vnetN devices.
It looks like this on the host:
| auto eth0
| iface eth0 inet manual
| post-up /sbin/ip link set dev eth0 up
| auto v-dmz
| iface v-dmz inet manual
| bridge_ports eth0.10
| bridge_fd 0
| bridge_stp off
| bridge_maxwait 0
Within virt-manager/KVM we specify v-dmz as the network interface,
the vnetN device gets bridged with eth0.10 like so:
| v-dmz 8000.00199977d593 no eth0.10
And the virtual machine just has a static config for it's NIC:
| auto eth0
| iface eth0 inet static
| address 172.17.1.2
| netmask 255.255.255.0
| gateway 172.17.1.1
Apart from me using VLANs, this should not be different for your setup?
In a different setup i have a /29 of IPs routed to the 'main' IP-address
of my host server. The host server uses a 'numberless bridge setup' to
forward the entire /29 to the virtual machine bridge. This setup is more
complex and might not be what you are looking for, still, the host has
no IP in the /29 and all the IPs in the /29 are usable (no network or
broadcast IPs are lost).
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