e1000 default?

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Tue Apr 8 13:58:45 BST 2008

On Mon, 07 Apr 2008, Henri Cook wrote:

> 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!

This would indeed be a nice feature. Can you file a bug against the
libvirt package in launchpad? This would ensure the problem is more
widely known.


Jamie Strandboge          | Ubuntu Security Engineer
IRC:  jdstrand            | http://www.ubuntu.com/
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