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santhanam2006 01-29-2013 07:53 PM

add another guest
IBM x 3850 X5 server

RHEL 6 64 bit Host

Rhel 4.8 Guest

both OS running smoothly,

i configured

ifcfg-eth1 and
ifcfg-br0 files
in host OS

can i add another guest OS OEL 5.1 as guest, but i have only two NIC.

If possible please guide me guys.


chrism01 01-30-2013 03:50 AM

No worries; I've got 4 VMs on my home system & that only has 1 connected (physical) NIC :)
(I'm using RH's KVM SW)

santhanam2006 01-30-2013 11:52 AM

Thankyou for your response chris,

could you please explain how to configure

two guests with 2 NICs.


chrism01 01-31-2013 07:02 PM

Well, basically just repeat what you did for the first one.
You should have (in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts) a pair of files ifcfg-br0 & ifcfg-eth0 that work as one.
Just repeat for ifcfg-br1 & eth1 if you want the 2nd VM to use a different physical NIC.
Note, I haven't tried this (only have one NIC), but it seems logical to me.
Alternately, wait for someone else to come along who has done this :) or ask google.

santhanam2006 02-01-2013 12:57 AM

Thanks chris,

I will try what you have suggested.

Thanks and regards,

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