Routing Red Hat VM through local physical box.
I've setup an XP VM using Red Hat's KVM. The physical Red Hat box has two NICs, a fiber one in use and active and a CAT-5 one that is disabled and with no wire connected.
The physical box has br0 active and bridging on the subnet of 192.168.10.0/24. ip route show also displays for virbr0 192.168.0.0/16
My physical box (192.168.10.228)can ping the virbr0 IP of 192.168.122.1, but not the XP VM of 192.168.122.228
I have played around with Window's route command to try and setup some method for the Windows VM to ping the 192.168.10.0 network, but have not had any luck. I've also messed around with the Red Hat netmask and such to work it from the Linux side. But then, as would be expected, I can't talk to other Linux boxes on the physical network.
Does anyone have any ideas how to get the Windows box to communicate with the Red Hat box and the other Linux systems beyond while keeping the two distinct networks of 192.168.10.0 and 192.168.122.0 leaving them both as Class C (255.255.255.0)?
I mentioned the unused CAT-5 NIC thinking perhaps it could operate as an internal router even with no cable attached. That was just a random thought and I have not even explored that.
Thanks everyone for reading and especially for your thoughts and expertise.
Last edited by geelsu; 05-31-2011 at 08:04 AM.