In my ongoing quest to learn and convert to FOSS, I’ve found myself yet again at the edge of my knowledge, looking up at this vast grand canyon of a gap in my understanding. #ScooterDoesntKnow
Virtual Box had this functionality seamlessly integrated. All I had to do was click on the drop down that would switch from ‘NAT’ to ‘Bridge’. In virt-manager there’s a little more knowledge about networking needed as straight away I’m told that macvtap does not work.
^Message when selecting Bridge
I’ve just spent the last couple of hours reading posts and articles, watching and re-watching videos on how this is done.
What I’ve worked out so far is that I think I need to do this:
1.Create a bridge (device? network connection?.. something) on my my ubuntu 19.10 host first.
2.configure virt-manager to use the bridge for my solus guest vm .
I’ve not been heavily into networking, but I think I am more technical than the average bear. I also like to understand why things are done… rather than blindly cut and paste some code. I’ve learnt this the hard way.
I’m going to persevere with this, and I’m not in an urgent hurry. My main outcome is to learn
I’m doing this all on my Dell Inspiron laptop which runs Ubuntu 19.10 and this is my tinkering machine.
I have virtual box set up on my main Manjaro machine with the bridge working for a couple of VM’s on there. I would like to learn enough about this to switch over my main to virtual machine manager
Time is not something I have a lot of. In the past when I’ve reached a point like this, I’ve just forgotten about it and moved on to something else. I’d like to keep this post here, both as a reminder to me and hopeful that this may help someone else on a similar path.
I would like to conquer this one and I would like to not go back to Virtual Box. I’ve got to get on with my day now, but I’m checking back later to read and update you all.
So far this Red Hat article explains it well, and I think I’ll have a try later.