Ticket #4370 (new defect)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Guest fails to start w/VLAN Interface in OSX

Reported by: nayr Owned by:
Component: network Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by vushakov) (diff)

error: Unknown error creating VM (VERR_GENERAL_FAILURE).

how to reproduce:

  1. Create VLAN Interface in OSX (Requires Supported Interface)
  2. Assign VLAN Interface to Virtual Interface in a new or existing Guest.
  3. Start Guest, error is encountered.

Note, this setup works fine in both OpenSolaris & Debian VBox Hosts.


Picture 1.png Download (53.4 KB) - added by nayr 10 years ago.
Screenshot of Error Message
Screen shot 2010-04-13 at 8.24.00 PM.png Download (38.6 KB) - added by nayr 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 10 years ago by nayr

Screenshot of Error Message

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by nayr


bridging the physical interface and then trying to setup a vlan interface within guest fails to pass vlan tags out host interface. This behavior is the same in all Host OS's apparently.

this issue completely prevents direct network access from a vlan tagging OSX host, NAT and Internal network seem to work normally.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by alexhq

Any status update?

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by nayr

Verified this issue still exists in 3.0.2-44928-OSX

Observed same issue in 2.2.x versions.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by nayr

correction, still exists in version 3.0.2-49928-OSX (most recent as of this post)

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

  • Version changed from VirtualBox 3.0.0 to VirtualBox 3.0.2

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by luy

Hi, I'm getting the same issue in 3.0.8 r53138 under Snow Leopard Thanks

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by nayr

Issue still exists in latest VirtualBox-3.1.6-59351-OSX on up-to-date SnowLeopard, however with a new error (attaching screenshot of new error message)

NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

Changed 9 years ago by nayr

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by david_campbell

Still present 3.2.6 r63112 on Leopard, CentOS 5.4 guest OS, even if I set the MAC address to the same as the host NIC.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by vushakov

  • Component changed from network/hostif to network
  • Description modified (diff)
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