Host: openSUSE 12.2
Have successfully created and run a number of Ubuntu 12.10 VMs.
Am attempting to build openSUSE 12.2 VMs first using the “Server minimal” desktop option, then a default Desktop insall configuration
All openSUSE VMs have resulted in VMs which are configured to connect to a virtual network supporting forwarding to the Internet, but the NIC is not configured with a DHCP provided IP address. As described below, I re-configured DHCP addressing to static addresses resulting only in able to ping the DG but nothing else is working.
VM install options:
Server - Only file locations, nothing I can imagine would affect <only> networking
Guest - First build changed from “Desktop” to “Default” kernel. Unknown for now why this is an option when the QEMU CPU package is automatically selected by the install. Second build attempt left as defulat with no diff. All other selections left as default.
Virt install method:
Although for now I doubt this is a factor, consistent with a bug I’ve submitted I now notice that I can launch one version of virt-install from
Start > System > Virtualization > Create Virtual Machines for Xen and KVM
and from virt-manager
Click the “virt-install” icon
Both methods in this case result in the same problem… unable to pick up a DHCP address.
Ran ifconfig which displays only IPv6 and MAC address info, no IPv4 address.
Run YAST to inspect the NIC device confiuration. Verified is configured as a DHCP client.
Successfully running Ubuntu Guest:
So, Inspected a working Ubuntu Guest’s network settings, is as follows which reveals that it’s connecting through the default virtual network setup by the initial KVM install and not the virtual networks I manually setup:
ipaddress 10.0.2.15 /24
I manually configured the openSUSE desktop Guest with similar network settings gving it an address with the same NetworkID (different unique HostID).
ipaddress 10.0.2.19 /24
But, still not working.
Can ping the DG by IP address, but cannot connect to a resource beyond by IP address
(am not even looking that hard at DNS name resolution until IP only networking is working).
Hoping for any new ideas…