interface interface-name {bridge bridge-name;family inet {[ address ip-address ];}host-interface interface-name {enable-passthrough;}hw-model model-name;}

Hierarchy Level

[edit services app-engine virtual-machines instance instance-name]

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.3.


Configure a virtual machine (VM) interface. Every interface in a VM is associated with either a bridge interface or a host interface. The host-interface configuration statement is configured only in the case that VT-d mode is enabled.


bridge bridge-name

Required unless VT-d is enabled on the VM. Assign the VM interface to a bridge using the name of one of the bridge interfaces created on the compute node. The bridge interface is used to connect the VM interface with the physical interface on the compute node. If the bridge-interface list on the bridge interface has more than one physical interface listed, the VM interface is linked to that network of interfaces.


Required for VT-d mode. Enable VT-d mode.

Default: Not configured

host-interface interface-name

Required for VT-d mode. Name of the host interface that has VT-d mode enabled.

hw-model model-name

(Optional) Interface hardware model.

interface interface-name

Name of the VM interface. VM interfaces are named eth# up to a maximum of eight interfaces (as in eth0, eth1, and so on up to eth7) per VM instance. These interfaces must be configured sequentially, that is, eth0 must be configured before eth1 and so on.

The remaining statements are explained separately.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

admin-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

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