[TriLUG] Ubuntu and KVM
hobie at mail.com
Wed Aug 19 14:12:59 EDT 2009
I ran into this earlier... Here's what I used for Ubuntu:
Basically, you set up a bridge interface and run your server's network
through it. You can then configure the vm's xml file to use it and/or
put the change into the template file for libvirt. There are
side-effects. Root access is needed to bring up the tap access for the
There were assumptions made in that document that I'm still not sure I
get. NetworkManager fights against that process pretty hard, so you'll
need to disable it (my update to the wiki). Also, I'd suggest doing
this configuration change locally or via a IP-based KVM switch since
you're so far away. My server got knocked off the net doing this the
first time. (FWIW, I work for a company that makes IP based KVM
switches, and lemme tell you, it's nice, especially with virtual media).
Brian McCullough wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 01:41:19PM -0400, Alan Porter wrote:
>>> Should have approached this one earlier.
>> I am waiting for you to collect all of this info, and then
>> compile it into a presentation for the LUG...
>> "A practical guide to modern (kvm/xen) virtualization"
> Oh, great. A heckler in every crowd.
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