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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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Configuring and Managing the VM Server Network

The VM Server network allows virtual machines to share or use the networks that have been created for the host VM Server; thus, for multiple networks to be used with virtual machines, virtual networks must be created for the VM Server. For the virtual guest to communicate with other systems on the network outside of the VM Server, the virtual machine network adapter has to be configured on the same network as a Xen bridge.

Consider the Xen bridge to be a switch between the virtual machine world and the outside world. If the virtual machine is configured on the correct subnet, then the switch allows traffic to flow outside of the VM Server; if a different subnet is used, traffic can only communicate ...

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