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11.3. Bridged Networking with libvirt
Bridged networking (also known as physical device sharing) is used to dedicate a physical device to a virtual machine. Bridging is often used for more advanced setups and on servers with multiple network interfaces.
To create a bridge (
br0) based on the
eth0interface, execute the following command on the host:
# virsh iface-bridge eth0 br0
NetworkManager does not support bridging. NetworkManager must be disabled to use networking with the network scripts (located in the
# chkconfig NetworkManager off # chkconfig network on # service NetworkManager stop # service network start
If you do not want to disable NetworkManager entirely, add "
NM_CONTROLLED=no" to the
ifcfg-*network script being used for the bridge.