[ovirt-users] newbee questions

Itamar Heim iheim at redhat.com
Sun May 11 21:32:41 UTC 2014

On 05/04/2014 05:54 AM, John Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> Im very new to virtualization on Linux, wanting to kick the tires
> some, and am wondering where best to go next.
> Right now, ive done the 'all in one install' of ovirt 3.4 on a single
> fedora 19 machine. Its a desktop with a wifi network interface, and im
> trying to set up the kvm hypervisor in combination with macvtap. Any
> pointers to docs on what best to do next is appreciated. Im currently
> trying to make sense of this:
> http://www.ovirt.org/Quick_Start_Guide
> Also, as far as I can tell, there seems to be an issue with the
> detection of my wireless wifi network interface 'wlp2s0' as it doesnt
> seem to show up anywhere in the interface. I can attach the
> 'ovirtmgmt' network to my standard wired ethernet interface 'p2p2',
> but that device is not in use on the machine and it is disconnected
> from the network.
> Reading about linux virt and issues with bridging with wifi NIC's on
> the web made me, perhaps incorrectly here, assume that a wifi nic
> might be an issue, so thats where the idea to use macvtap came from.
> Manual setup of macvtap seems to work, as i can do this without issues
> on a root prompt on the same machine:
> ip link add link wlp2s0 name macvtap0 type macvtap
> ip link set macvtap0 address 1a:46:0b:ca:bc:7b up
> ip link show macvtap0
> But the wifi interface 'wlp2s0' does not seem to show up in the ovirt
> web gui interface.
> Im sorry if I sound confusing here, but that may be just because im
> really still confused about ovirt.
> ;)
> So any pointers on what to read up on or do next is appreciated,
> Thanks,
> Regards,
> John Smith.
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ovirt is meant to manage your datacenter, so not the best match for 
running with a wireless nic i guess.
vdsm may even be filtering it (danken?)

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