[CentOS] KVM vs ESXi

Wed May 18 17:56:03 UTC 2011
Markus Falb <markus.falb at fasel.at>

On 18.5.2011 14:58, Drew wrote:

> -Does KVM have a concept of virtual switches and and are they tied to
> physical NICs? ESXi allows me to create a vSwitch that isn't tied to a
> physical NIC so I can create a DMZ that exists solely within the host
> system. I'd like to replicate that if possible.

A switch is basically a bridge built in hardware, isn't it ?

Configure /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-brX
and in the kvm config for the virtual machine do

<interface type='bridge'>
      	<source bridge='brX'/>

Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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