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Re: [Xen-users] Some questions about Networking and storage.

Jason Long <hack3rcon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I want to start my first VM via Xen and need your advice :
> 1- How can I setup a NIC for my VM? Is it Bridge?

Decide how you want your guests to access the network(s) and work from there. 
All of my servers use virtual switches (bridges).

> 2- My computer have two partitions and I want to dedicate second partition 
> for my VMs, Must I create LVM or...? How can I dedicate 80 GB virtual HDD to 
> my VM?

That's much more a matter of preference. You can use files in the hosts 
filesystem, or separate partitions (usually LVM for flexibility). And when 
using partitions, you can use one partition per guest and let the guest 
partition it as though it was one big virtual disk; or you can have one 
partition per guest volume.
Personally, I use LVM and create a logical volume for each separate filesystem 
on the guest - so there'll be an LVM volume for ${guest}-root, another for 
${guest}-var, and so on. But that's just my preference.

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