DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

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DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby toby.h.ferguson » 20. Dec 2013, 19:08

Problem: macvlans don't seem to allow VirtualBox guests containers (!) to use dhcp, no matter the networking mode, no matter the adaptor chosen.

Description: OL6U5 host, OL6U5 guest, bridged networking, non-intel adaptor. Guest contains a linux container, and I want to make that container use dhcp to get its address. This doesn't work ... setting the address manually does work, but dhcp doesn't.

Anyone seen anything like this, or have any ideas what I might try next? (I haven't gotten wireshark out yet to see if the request gets out, but that'd be my next step as/when I have time)

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Re: DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby toby.h.ferguson » 22. Jan 2014, 21:22

For the record, Jerome Petazzone @docker.com gave me this info:
  1. The "Adapter Type" should be set to "PCnet-FAST III" (not the default, which is an Intel PRO/1000 variant), see https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/6519
  2. "Promiscuous Mode" should be set to "Allow All".
And I found that my container configuration file had TWO entries for lxc.network in it - so I reduced it to this set:
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lxc.network.type = macvlan
lxc.network.macvlan.mode = bridge
lxc.network.link = eth0
lxc.network.flags = up

Furthermore, my ifcfg-eth0 contained:
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DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=ues
DHCP_HOSTNAME=ol65.toby.net

Once I'd done an ifdown eth0; ifup eth0 everything worked as I'd hoped. Great!
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Re: DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby jmar83_the2nd » 21. Nov 2019, 11:20

Can somebody confirm that macvlan adapters work with "PCnet-FAST III" and "Promiscuous Mode" set to "Allow All"...?

I can't - not really... :-(
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Re: DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby socratis » 21. Nov 2019, 20:24

Doing a search for "MACvlan", all queries/answers/hits point to Docker. Maybe you're asking in the wrong forums? Have you tried the Docker support channels?
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Re: DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby jmar83_the2nd » 21. Nov 2019, 20:53

No, i want to use a macvlan adapter without docker...
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Re: DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby scottgus1 » 21. Nov 2019, 21:04

First we have a necropost, about 5 years' decay.

And we have Jan forgetting or failing to see Socratis' advice here:
Socratis wrote:PS. It works best if you first consolidate your posts and then sum them up in a coherent post, instead of splitting them up in 4 posts


Jan, Toby hasn't been around since March 11th, 2014. Click his name and you'll see when he last posted.

Seems like here might be a better place to continue your project.
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Re: DHCP and MACvlans in VBoxed containers

Postby jmar83_the2nd » 22. Nov 2019, 10:07

OK thx
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