Bug 252812 - bhyve(8) doesn't mention vale but it appears to be supported
Summary: bhyve(8) doesn't mention vale but it appears to be supported
Status: New
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Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2021-01-18 19:44 UTC by Oliver Kiddle
Modified: 2021-01-18 19:44 UTC (History)
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Description Oliver Kiddle 2021-01-18 19:44:22 UTC
It appears to be perfectly possible to pass, e.g. -s 5,virtio-net,vale0:vm1 to bhyve and it will create a virtualised network attached to a VALE switch. It should be listed in bhyve(8) alongside the tapN, vmnetN and (for FreeBSD 13) netgraph options.

In practice, I didn't get very far when trying to get it to work. Attaching my physical interface with valectl -h appeared not to work so perhaps that depends on driver support. I think I had it working for networking between VMs.