Qvm-create netVM alternative command

I was reading this nice post by Joanna Rutkowska which describes how to create multiple Net VMs for physically isolated networks.

The commands used in the post (ie. qvm-create netvm1 --net --label red) doesn’t seems to be working on the current qubes os version (4.0.4) maybe due to changes i guess.

I just need an equivalent commands to create a netvm and sys-firewall.


qvm-create sys-new --prop=provides_network=True -l red

man qvm-create is your friend.

Thank you @unman for your response.

I succeeded in creating netvm with the above qvm-create command but i think the deprecated Joanna Rutkowska guide (commands) is flexible and simple OR maybe am a NOOB saying that :grinning:

I geuss i have to keep on reading the Qubes Documents section as there are so many confusing terms and commands that needs to be learned (like creating a usb qube with “sudo state.sls qvm.sys-usb” command).

Thank you once again.

Undoubtedly command from 10 years ago was simpler. But there have been
many changes, including the ability to make any qube a netvm, and
the possibility of specifying many properties at qvm-create.

I never presume to speak for the Qubes team.
When I comment in the Forum or in the mailing lists I speak for myself.

After hours of reading and learning, i can say with confident that am getting comfortable using the qvm-create command and others (qvm-clone and qvm-run)…cheers :grinning: but there is still much to learn to become a qubes-os pro user like installing custom dom0 base OS (arch linux instead of fedora).

that’s a progressive transition though :+1:.