Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#8805 closed enhancement (fixed)

[feature-request] Please support 16 vNICs per VM => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Component: network Version: VirtualBox 4.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by Frank Mehnert)

GNS3 network simulator, that I recently ported to VirtualBox, has few new requirements, and "16 vNICs per VM" is one of them. - to allow virtual Linux routers in big network topologies.

Current limit of '8 vNICs per VM' -- is 'ok' for medium sized labs. Large topologies won't fit in.

Thanks in advance,

-Technologov, 29.4.2011.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Technologov, 13 years ago

Another possibility to attack this problem, would be to use multi-function VirtIO NICs:


comment:2 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Summary: [feature-request] Please support 16 vNICs per VM[feature-request] Please support 16 vNICs per VM => Fixed in SVN

This will be possible with the next major release.

comment:3 by Klaus Espenlaub, 12 years ago

Only for the ICH9 chipset, which is marked as experimental. The reason is that this needs PCI bridges, which we don't want to have in the standard, simple setup.

If you want to have a peek you could build the current trunk version. It allows 36 network cards. This confuses some Linux guests - I've seen some live CD distros where only 26 cards (randomly selected out of the 36) will get DHCP support. Configuration of anything past the initial 4 cards is only possible through VBoxManage, as usual.

comment:4 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

This should work as of VBox 4.2.0.

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