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Re: [alpine-devel] advice for virtualization on desktop

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:13:01 +0100

On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:15:54 +0100
Leonardo Arena <> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 7:55 AM, Natanael Copa <>
> wrote:

> >
> > So, ideas? suggestions?
> I've used VirtualBox first and Virt-Manager extensively on Ubuntu, and
> I'll definitely go with Virt-Manager.
> It's more flexible and powerful than Virtualbox under several aspects.
> One bad note is the configuration of networking.
> Although latest versions have introduced support for macvtap that
> doesn't require setting up a bridge at host level, macvtap is slow
> compared to a tun interface.
> So setting up networking under Virt-Manager is not trivial like in
> Virtualbox.

Non-trivial netoworking setups seems to be non-trivial in all
virtualization solutions. Well, virtualbox and vmware makes it fairly
> The problem is that Virt-Manager is still broken and may be libvirt
> needs some work in order to get them fully functional under Alpine.

Yeah. I think we want fir virt-manager on Alpine in any case.


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