NetworkManager Now Supports Creating MAC VLANs
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 9 December 2015 at 01:16 PM EST. 3 Comments
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As of this morning in NetworkManager is support for creating MAC VLAN and MAC VTAP devices.

MAC VLAN is like a reverse VLAN where a single network connection creates multiple virtual connections with different MAC addresses. MacVTap meanwhile is a new driver to simplify virtualized bridged networking. MacVTap is described in more detail here.

Thanks to this work by Red Hat now in NetworkManager Git, it's easy to create new MACVLAN and MacVTap devices with the easy-to-use NetworkManager from both the CLI and GUI.

This work is part of this larger task of supporting more device types by NetworkManager.
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