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Xen Virtualization by Prabhakar Chaganti

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Chapter 5. Networking

The guest domains we create need to connect with each other and the outside world. Xen provides a couple of different networking options, which we will explore in this chapter:

  • Bridged networking
  • Routed networking
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) with Network Address Translation (NAT)

It is possible to do more advanced networking configurations with Xen, but in this chapter we will address the above three scenarios. We will use a server with a single Ethernet card running our base Fedora Core 6 system. The default networking on this box is shown in the following diagram. As we go through the various options in this chapter, we will modify this diagram to indicate the changes made to the network interfaces and configuration ...

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