Bridge PluginΒΆ

The bridge plugin allows a virtual device to be created in the container that is attached via a veth pair to a bridge on the host. If the bridge is not already present, it will be created. This way, multiple pods on the same host can achieve connectivity with each other.

The following options are used to configure the plugin:

name (string, required)

The name of the network.

type (string, required)


bridge (string, optional)

The name of the bridge to use/create. Default: cni0.

isGateway (boolean, optional)

Assign an IP address to the bridge. Default: false.

isDefaultGateway (boolean, optional)

Sets isGateway to true and makes the assigned IP the default route. Default: false.

forceAddress (boolean, optional)

Indicates if a new IP address should be set if the previous value has been changed. Default: false.

ipMasq (boolean, optional)

set up IP Masquerade on the host for traffic originating from this network and destined outside of it. Default: false.

mtu (integer, optional)

Set the MTU to the specified value. Default: chosen by the kernel.

hairpinMode (boolean, optional)

Set the hairpin mode for interfaces on the bridge. Default: false.

ipam (dictionary, required)

The IPAM configuration to be used for this network. For an L2-only network, create empty dictionary.

promiscMode (boolean, optional)

Set promiscuous mode on the bridge. Default: false.

macspoofchk (boolean, optional)

Limits the traffic originating from the container to the MAC address of the interface. Default: false.


The following example creates a pod containing an additional network interface corresponding to a bridge device mybr0.

apiVersion: ""
kind: NetworkAttachmentDefinition
  name: bridge0
  config: '{
      "cniVersion": "0.3.1",
      "name": "bridgenet",
      "type": "bridge",
      "bridge": "mybr0",
      "mtu": 1500,
      "promiscMode": false,
      "isGateway": false,
      "ipam": {
          "type": "host-local",
          "subnet": ""
apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
  name: bridgepod1
  annotations: '[
            { "name": "bridge0" }
  - name: bridge0
    image: centos/tools
    imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent
    command: [ "/bin/bash", "-c", "--" ]
    args: [ "while true; do sleep 300000; done;" ]