I'm attempting to setup libvirt KVM guests on my server, and I've been messing around for two days now trying to get the guest networking working. So far, I haven't gotten anywhere.
My network is DHCP, but I have my server setup to pull a static IP.
I'm doing this all with the future intent of moving the machine to a datacenter, where things become even more complicated, in terms of multiple IP's and vlan's, so if you can point me in the direction of a guide or doc somewhere that will help me learn what to do there as well, it'd be really appreciated.
Here's my /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto br0 iface br0 inet static address 192.168.2.200 network 192.168.2.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.2.1 bridge_ports eth0 bridge_fd 9 bridge_hello 2 bridge_maxage 12 bridge_stp no
And here's the line I'm trying to use to setup a VM. All works but the networking. Note I'm using a block device for storage, so if that looks weird, that's why.
virt-install --name irssi --ram 512 --vcpus=1 --vnc --disk /dev/mapper/irssi \ --network bridge=br0,model=virtio --virt-type kvm \ --location=http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/installer\-amd64