Ticket #8730 (new enhancement)
Opened 4 years ago
Portability: please allow to move VMs with Bridged NIC attached
|Reported by:||Technologov||Owned by:|
The key point of v4.0 architecture is portability. However the situation with bridged NICs disallows to port to a different host.
From original author, "NeBlackCat":
"When moving VMs back and forth between Windows and Linux hosts, or using a dual boot configuration, you're faced with the issue that NIC names will be different. In Windows, VirtualBox uses the immutable Windows-assigned NIC names (eg. "Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller(NDIS6.20)") in its .vbox files, not the user rename-able friendly names (eg. "LAN", or even "eth0"), so you can't make them the same."
original forum thread: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40774&p=183435#p183435
-Technologov, NeBlackCat, and others... 16.04.2011.