I'm attempting to script adding a network interface to a centos 6 guest. I know the interface can be set up using the virt-manager gui but it's highly desirable for it to be added as part of an Ansible playbook using virsh attach-interface or alternatively as part of virt-install.
The desired interface should look like this (although with a new mac adress)
<interface type='direct'> <mac address='52:54:00:39:f8:3a'/> <source dev='enp3s0' mode='bridge'/> <target dev='macvtap8'/> <model type='virtio'/> <alias name='net0'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/> </interface>
I have been unable to replicate this using virsh attach-interface or virt-install. I've tried using the following
virsh attach-interface 16 --type direct --source enp3s0 --model virtio --config --live
but this, unfortunately, doesn't set the source mode so I end up with the following interface
<interface type='direct'> <mac address='52:54:00:e1:d8:2c'/> <source dev='enp3s0' mode='vepa'/> <target dev='macvtap15'/> <model type='virtio'/> <alias name='net1'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x0a' function='0x0'/> </interface>
in an ideal world I would like to be able to do something like
virsh attach-interface 16 --type direct --source enp3s0 --model virtio --mode bridge --config --live
but this returns the following error and I can't find the correct option to specify for this operation.
error: command 'attach-interface' doesn't support option --mode