Creating Host Private Virtual Networks
ConVirt allows you to create host private virtual networks. These are virtual networks that allows Virtual machines on the same managed server to communicate with each other without interfering with traffic from other virtual machines.
Here is step by step example of creating and using a host private virtual network.
1.1 Creating Virtual Network
1. Select a managed server. e.g. srv-001
2. Right click and select Manage Virtual Networks.
|Create Virtual Network
3. When you press ok. A new network is defined.
1.2 Using Virtual network
At the time of provisioning virtual machine network interfaces can be associated with the network. Here is an example.
1. Select the managed server srv-001.
2. Right-click and select Provision Virtual Machine operation. Select the desired template and give a name to the virtual machine.
3 Now go to the Networks section of the wizard. You will typically see one interface with "Default Network" and Autogenerated MAC. Select this interface and click Edit.
4. This will bring up Network Details dialog. From the drop down select the "QA network" defined earlier and press save.
|Provisioning : Select Virtual Network
5. Now press ok to provision the new virtual machine.
6. Start the virtual machine, and this virtual machine will be connected to QA network and will get DHCP address in the range specified at the time of network definition ( 10.2.0.128 - 10.2.0.255 in this case)