I'm planning to set a up a kvm/qemu VM with pfsense. I have a quad-port
Intel PRO/1000 PT networking card to put into my server which I want to
use as card dedicted to this VM.
I was planning to use PCI passthrough to hand over the network card (or
all ports on the card) to the VM. However, according to
https://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#network-interfaces using a bridge
(bridges in this case) is the "recommended config for general guest
connectivity on hosts with static wired networking configs".
Pfsense running in the VM will have a static ipv4 address and a dynamic
ipv6 subnet via a pppoe connection to the ISP. Addresses on the other
networks the VM will be connected to are static, except for the ipv6
addresses Pfsense will get via prefix-delegation and distribute to local
The libvirt documentation shows a multitude of options to give network
access to VMs.
What would be the best option for this purpose?
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