How To Setup Networking For KVM Guests
I have a server with CentOS 5.4 with 5 IPs. Now i want to spare 1 IP for the host, and create 4 virtual machines, each with 1 dedicated IP and has direct access to internet (virtual machines created with KVM come with NAT as default)
Anyone can point me to a tutorial or tell me how to setup networking for this ? Working over GUI is not possible since i only have ssh access and don't want to install X just to install things. Is it possible to use Xen networking scripts for KVM guests ? I have tested Xen on my server and its default networking setting worked ie with guests have direct connection to internet.
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r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
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