network config is it possible to use cli and gui ?


New Member
Sep 9, 2019
in /etc/network/interfaces i can read
# If you want to manage parts of the network configuration manually,
# please utilize the 'source' or 'source-directory' directives to do
# so.
# PVE will preserve these directives, but will NOT read its network
# configuration from sourced files, so do not attempt to move any of
# the PVE managed interfaces into external files!
is it possible to use cli ovs command and edit file interfaces
what 'source' or 'source-directory' directives mean?


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Nov 19, 2018
what 'source' or 'source-directory' directives mean?
if you add source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d in the configuration file, other configuration files you add into /etc/network/interfaces.d/ will affect your network configuration.
is it possible to use cli ovs command and edit file interfaces
it's not recommended to edit this file manually, so instead use GUI or in case you have specific network configurations, add them to the interfaces.d directory as explained. you can use any text editor to write/edit


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