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Re: [Xen-users] OpenSUSE 11.4 (2.6.39-30.1), Xen 4.0.2 - Device 0 (vif)

To: Dustin Marquess <dmarquess@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] OpenSUSE 11.4 (2.6.39-30.1), Xen 4.0.2 - Device 0 (vif) Could not be connected
From: Steven Altsman <steven.altsman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 11:48:47 -0500
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When you say made ifcfg-xenbr0 by hand, what all did you do for that?

Ibis redibis nunquam per bella peribis

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Dustin Marquess <dmarquess@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just did this last week.  I'm not sure what Tumbleweed is, I was
using the Xen 4.1 repo from

At least in my case, YaST2 didn't seem to make the bridge
automatically, although I'm sure I did something stupid (I hadn't
touched OpenSuSE for over a year, so I was a little rusty).  So I
ended up making /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-xenbr0 by hand.

That worked fine if I used xm create.  However for some reason xl
create would never add the vif to the bridge, so networking in the
domU wouldn't work.  I'm sure I was doing something stupid, but I just
used xm as I didn't have time to figure it out.

I don't remember having any of these problems w/ 11.3 & Xen 3.4.x :).


On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Steven Altsman
<steven.altsman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> All,
> This is a fresh, un-f#$ked-with OpenSUSE install after adding the Tumbleweed
> repository and doing a dup.  I installed the Hypervisor with Tools for which
> it prompted me for Xen or QEMU and I chose Xen.  No bridge was made.
> When I go to create a fully virtualised machine, it nao has the error:
> Error: Device 0 (vif) could not be connected.  Could not find the bridge,
> and none was specified.
> The bit in the config file says:
> # SuSE users note:
> # On openSUSE >= 11.1 and SLES >= 11, networks should be configured using
> # native platform tool - YaST.  vif-bridge and qemu-ifup can be used to
> # connect vifs to the YaST-managed networks.
> #(network-script network-bridge)
> So... how exactly is YaST supposed to do this...? ...so I don't have to
> re-install OpenSUSE for the 5th time on the same machine?
> Ibis redibis nunquam per bella peribis
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