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Re: [Xen-users] Need support for xen network configuration

Fritz Richter <fritz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I decided to add eth1 and connect them all via an internal 24-port switch. 
> Way more easy, but more expensive…

I assume that translates to "I added another NIC and switch for the internal 

Fajar A. Nugraha <list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The alternative would be to use vlans, where you connect eth0 as trunk, split 
> the vlans, and bridge each vlan. Cheaper, but more complicated.

More complicated, but also probably more expensive - depends what switch you 
buy (and other factors). IME, by the time you are up to the level of 
manageability that gives you VLANs on the switch, you are paying more for that 
level functionality than you'd save in the cost of the NIC.
Adds a lot of options though - I've a VM with 6 virtual NICs plus tunnel, 6in4 
tunnel, and PPPoE interfaces acting as a router at work with VLANs to get the 
networks to the right place :)

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