I could successfully connect two different virtual machine ports directly using LAN segment feature in VMware workstation. Is there a way to do the same on qemu ?
As of now i have created two qemu vms and the two interfaces that i want to connect directly are on a bridge device. So i am able to ping both the interfaces from each of the vms. But the problem is that there is this layer 2 switch (bridge) in between the two vms which won't broadcast everything coming from one port to another, say the LLDP information.
I am simulating a network of Arista Switches using Arista EOS vms for the same. If someone could please point me how can i connect the two vms as if they were directly connected ?
I am using Open vSwitch as a hub and have connected the two required tap interfaces of vms onto the same. Only problem i am facing as of now is that the hub is dropping LLDP packets, i can clearly see that in the using switch controller. Most probably its due to IGMP snooping (though not sure and don't know much about it).
Thanks in advance.