[CentOS] [OT] RHEVM List

Sat Jan 8 02:37:15 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/7/2011 7:02 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> I was testing it with KVM, for comparison to VMWare, and didn't get as
>> far as that. The network configuration, multiple disk at install time,
>> and dog-slow performance of KVM prevented further exploration. KVM was
>> being heavily advertised by RedHat so I wanted a look, and was
>> completely underwhelmed. The requisite "bridged" network ports have to
>> be set manually on the server, since the built-in network
>> configuration tools have no clue how to do it. This means network
>> pair-bonding has to be done in the guest domain, and it turned out
>> that PXE didn't work at all in the guests.
> I haven't tried that, but wouldn't you bridge the bond device instead of
> bonding bridged nics?

That would make sense, but it didn't work at all. I assume this is
because the features are simply not simultaneously supportable.

Neither VMWare, Xen, nor VirtualBox require the "bridged" network
ports, so it was a major configuration failing in KVM.