$ virsh version
 Compiled against library: libvirt 1.3.1
 Using library: libvirt 1.3.1
 Using API: QEMU 1.3.1
 Running hypervisor: QEMU 2.5.0
$ lsb_release -a
 No LSB modules are available.
 Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
 Description:   Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
 Release:   16.04
 Codename:  xenial

I'd like to remove a libvirt's dhcp lease entry using virsh.

$ virsh net-list
Name                 State      Autostart     Persistent
default              active     yes           yes
docker-machines      active     yes           yes

$ virsh net-dhcp-leases docker-machines
Expiry Time          MAC address        Protocol  IP address               Hostname        Client ID or DUID
2017-05-10 16:15:38  52:54:00:8e:15:f5  ipv4         minikubecluster ff:c2:72:f6:09:00:02:00:00:ab:11:af:a8:d1:af:21:23:5c:49
2017-05-10 16:09:57  52:54:00:c6:51:45  ipv4         registry        01:52:54:00:c6:51:45

I've tried different option using virsh net-update delete, but I keep getting this errors:

couldn't locate a matching dhcp host entry in network 'docker-machines'

Is this because libvirt's lease files are changed (they are named after the network interface and the format is JSON)? If so, how can I then do this then?


The delete sub-command works the same way as the add sub-command.

virsh net-update docker-machines delete ip-dhcp-host \
"<host mac='52:54:00:8e:15:f5' \
name='minikubecluster' ip='' />" \
--live --config

Libvirt - Networking - virsh net-update

  • I'm getting the same error. – Amir Keibi Jun 29 '17 at 22:20
  • Is it listed in the XML configuration file? sudo virsh net-edit docker-machines – cstarcher Jul 1 '17 at 0:26
  • No, it isn't listed. – Amir Keibi Jul 5 '17 at 20:41
  • That's why you're getting that message then. There is no entry in your configuration file. There's no reason to remove it. – cstarcher Jul 6 '17 at 22:29

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