Ticket #3044 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Feature Request: Virtual Distributed Ethernet

Reported by: Inimi Owned by:
Component: network Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0
Keywords: Virtual Distributed Ethernet Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


I propose a networking plugin for VDE:

This would be enhance the scalability of Virtualbox and overcome the hostinterface/bridging deficits. (No good manual, no strict internal network which could be configured, no same network across several physical machines)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by sandervl73

  • priority changed from critical to minor
  • Summary changed from Virtual Distributed Ethernet to Feature Request: Virtual Distributed Ethernet

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Inimi

This extension is not minor, it is blocker!

Virtual box cannot be used with any virtual networking utensils. If you want to connect two vms and a hsot, you are forced to have a physical device!!!

This is a main deficit of Virtualbox.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by sandervl73

You can attach to a TAP device which doesn't need to be connected to a physical nic. Internal networking can be used between VMs.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Technologov

I also don't understand your panics: You're not a kernel after all ! :)

Just create a TUN/TAP network interface on host, attach a VM to it using "Host Networking" (aka vboxnetflt), then attach this TUN/TAP to your VDE.


comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by Technologov

I think this bug should be CLOSED as WONTFIX.

Above I briefly described a long way of doing things. It is unlikely that VirtualBox team will develop any shortcuts and fancy GUI for that use scenario.


comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by Technologov

Virtual Distributed Ethernet can be used with VirtualBox via Host Interface networking. I think some community documentation should be written on this topic.

Is there a way VDE could be integrated with VBox GUI without making the VBox GUI too complex for normal users ?

If yes, then explain please. (better yet, draw a mockup demo)

If no, then I vote *no* for this wish.

There is no need to make the VBox GUI more complex for normal users. Currently VBox has all the features to be useful for advanced users and all the ease-of-use for the casual users. Let's make this balance stay the current way.

This wish looks like wish #2728 in spirit, but not in details.


comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by Technologov

FIXED in 3.2.0


comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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