libvirt should allow for 'model' of nic

Bug #213991 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2008-04-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libvirt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

kvm allows for:
-net nic[,vlan=n][,macaddr=addr][,model=type]

where 'model' can be i82551, i82557b, i82559er, ne2k_pci, ne2k_isa, pcnet, rtl8139, e1000, smc91c111, lance and mcf_fec. libvirt does not support specifying the model in its xml file or via virt-manager. As such, libvirt users can only use the default (currently rtl8139).

Related branches

Changed in libvirt:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
description: updated
Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

Similarly, libvirt should support defining bus type for disks.

I have a patch ready for this, is it ok to upload now?

virtio is a major feature for Hardy, and missing this from libvirt would be a real shame.

Upload it! Upload it!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libvirt - 0.4.0-2ubuntu8

libvirt (0.4.0-2ubuntu8) hardy; urgency=low

  * disk-bus.patch:
    - Add bus attribute to disk/target tags. Allows you to create virtio disks.
      (LP: #213991)
  * nic-model.patch:
    - Add <model type='foo'/> support to network interfaces. (LP: #213991)
  * graceful_shutdown.patch:
    - Rather than pulling the power from virtual machines, send an ACPI power
      button event and let the OS handle it.
  * better_default_uri_virsh.patch:
    - Updated patch: Output connection URI to stderr instead of stdout to avoid
      breaking scripts that use virsh.

 -- Soren Hansen <email address hidden> Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:35:03 +0200

Changed in libvirt:
status: New → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers