[ovirt-users] newbee questions

John Smith lbalbalba at gmail.com
Mon May 12 19:40:20 UTC 2014

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Dan Kenigsberg <danken at redhat.com> wrote:
> or wait for someone in the know (such as mst) to explain.
Guess ill do that, then.

> The thing is that afaik
> http://libvirt.org/formatnetwork.html#examplesDirect creates the macvtap
> devices for you, and it creates one device per one virtual function.
Hrm. here the docs talk about 'interface pools', where presumably, you
can map (combine/bond) multiple physical interfaces to a single
virtual interface, instead of the other way around: mapping a single
physical interface to multiple virtual interfaces.

> NB: Even if it is possible to define a libvirt network with several
> pre-created macvtaps, you'd need something like vdsm-hook-extnet to
> convince oVirt to use your network instead of a bridge.
... because ovirt is hardwired to work with linux network bridges only
? maybe i should just stop fooling around with ovirt altogether, and
just start work on custom tooling to work with kvm and macvtap
directly: all of the restrictions appear to be in the ovirt management
layer and not in the underlying virtualization technologies like kvm
or macvtap ?


John Smith.

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