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Re: [Xen-devel] can several guest OS be bound to their own ports on multiport Ethernet NIC?

Is there a specific reason why each guest requires it's own ethernet

Each VIF has it's own unique mac addresses at each end of the VIF link
between dom0 and domX. It will show up in the pcakets via the bridging
in dom-0. You can verify this by listing the arp table (via the arp -an
command in *nix).


On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 11:08 -0500, Igor Mendelev wrote:
> [basic architecture question from a Xen newbiew; sorry if it's too
> basic]
> I'm looking into running 10-15 guest OS (XenoLinux) on a single box
> where
> each guest OS will need separate physical Ethernet connection (with
> it's own
> MAC address etc). 
> Assuming I'll be using 2 or 4-port NICs (due to limited # of PCI
> slots), can each of the
> 4 guest OS be bound to it's own port on such NIC?
> Which 4-port NICs (if any) are suppported now? Are any more
> planned/expected 
> to be supported for Xen 3.0 (as this plan depends on using AMD64
> anyway)?
> Thanks.
>                  Igor 

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