3.16. Bridge Configuration

The simplest host configuration in Red Hat Virtualization is the Bridge and NIC configuration. As Figure 3.3, “Bridge and NIC configuration” depicts, this configuration uses a bridge to connect one or more virtual machines (or guests) to the host's NIC.
Bridge and NIC configuration

Figure 3.3. Bridge and NIC configuration

An example of this configuration is the automatic creation of the bridge ovirtmgmt when the Red Hat Virtualization Manager installs. On installation, the Red Hat Virtualization Manager installs VDSM on the host. The VDSM installation process creates the bridge ovirtmgmt. The ovirtmgmt bridge then obtains the IP address of the host to enable management communication for the host.