e1000 default?

Henri Cook henri at theplayboymansion.net
Mon Apr 7 22:56:30 BST 2008

Hey guys,

I've just switched from Xen and discovered the wonders of KVM and
especially libvirt. I just tried to move a few customers over to the
libvirt setup (KVM works fine) and to my horror libvirt (or at least the
version in Hardy) doesn't have the facility to specify a network card
model in a configuration file.

Up until recently I know KVM only supported this realtek default, I also
note that redhat changed their copy of KVM's default network card to
e1000 recently. Since e1000 is probably more widely supported - is there
any chance we can do the same? I'd really enjoy it, as i'm currently
stuck running customers with no adequate management interface - moving
them under libvirt will remedy this, but i need to be able to specify
the e1000 drivers first!

Thanks in advance,

Henri �

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