Bridging the virtual machine network

Your KVM virtual machines will use their own network, unless you configure bridged networking. This means your virtual machines will get an IP address in their own network, instead of yours. By default, each machine will be a member of the network, with an IP address in the range of to If you're utilizing KVM VMs on your personal laptop or desktop, this behavior might be adequate. You'll be able to SSH into your virtual machines by their IP address if you're connecting from the same machine the VMs are running on. If this satisfies your use case, there's no further configuration you'll need to do.

Bridged networking allows your VMs to receive an IP address ...

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