Can't select tap interface to a VM (using classic UI)
I just found this problem in freenas FreeNAS-11.1-U5.
When bridging a VM interface to a host interface you can only select phisical interfaces and tap interfaces added from the VLANs section.
But if you have a tap interface to use for internal use between VM they don't show on the list, although they apperar in the UI (network section) and on CLI.
How to reproduce it:
- From Network
> Interfaces create a new interface. Check that it shows on the UI and from CLI.
- IN VMs create a new VM and add a NIC device. Check that in the list "NIC to attach:" the new interface created isn't there.
As a side note I expected this to be solved with https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/27122 but it seems this one one be solved in a while. At least I expect the one I describe here to be solved before.
#2 Updated by Benjamin Martinez almost 3 years ago
- File debug-lavochkin-20180826204926.tgz added
Just updated, and same behaviour.
But there is a problem in my description. Before adding an interface using the GUI you must create the tap interface using tunables. In my case several interfaces are created and added to the GUI.
Still I can't see why the VM GUI treats differently a physical interface and a tap.
I add the debug file and I'm all yours to test all you want.
#5 Updated by William Grzybowski almost 3 years ago
- Status changed from Unscreened to Closed
- Reason for Closing set to Duplicate Issue
I understand the frustration but there is no reliable way to do this without proper bridge interfaces configuration and interfaces API redesign.
The related ticket is already being worked but, although it may be a while until it reaches a stable release.
#9 Updated by Benjamin Martinez almost 3 years ago
I knew about bug https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/27122 y would even add that it should be combined with https://redmine.ixsystems.com/issues/27120 is the only way to do network segmentation in a sensible way. And they don't seem to be solved within the next months.
I just had faith that a simpler workaround might be done sooner.
Can't know if people think same as me. But if you hear that freenas supports containers and virtual machines you would expect a better network management.
That said I respect totally the decision of the developers and they must focus on the main goal of the software. My intention is to raise concern that at least is important for a couple of users.