Ticket #8805 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

[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) (diff)

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

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Technologov

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


comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from [feature-request] Please support 16 vNICs per VM to [feature-request] Please support 16 vNICs per VM => Fixed in SVN

This will be possible with the next major release.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by klaus

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 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

This should work as of VBox 4.2.0.

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