VM Manager, DHCP, and KVM

Frank Murphy frankly3d at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 06:10:52 UTC 2010

On 26/07/10 02:55, Alex wrote:
> Hi,
>> I have mine setup the way you want. (No Windows though)
>> I set up reserved 192.xxx.xxx.xxx with names\macs' in the Hardware Router.
> What is the Hardware Router you are referring to? Is that an
> application, or do you mean your actual router?

Sorry, it was early am, no coffee yet.
Hardware Router (Actual Router).

>> I set up a br0 in the VM Host,

> Do you mean using one of the network management tools, or is this from
> within the Virt-Manager?


>> then connected all VM Guests using said br0
>> During guest setup giving them the pre-assigned mac's\names.
> I've already created the guest. How can I do this after setup?

You can change some of the settings within Virt-Manager itself.

Also for macs'\shown names
I have had sucess by shutting down Virt-Manager completly,
directly editing the relevant /etc/libvirt/qemu/*xml script,
then reboot the Host box.

>> I used dhcp as it supplied the reserved ips'
> Do you mean also from within the Virt-Manager application, or by some
> dhcp management application?
As I had only 10guests, I had reserved 10ips\macs in the Hardware router,
whic supplies dhcp to everything here, including the guests using the 
bridge (br0)


Frank Murphy
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