But first, here’s a quick lesson in the terminology we use. The host is the server that "Viridian" and the hypervisor are running on. The host is sometimes also called the parent, or the parent partition. The guest is the virtual machine that is getting resources from the host machine. It can also be referred to as a child or child partition.
In "Viridian", networking is accomplished through the use of virtual network switches. These are magical, invisible network switches that "Viridian" will "plug" your virtual machine into. Well, ok, they’re really not magical, but they are technically invisible since they don’t exist in any sort of physical sense.
There are three sorts of switches that you can create:
To create a switch:
On a total side note, a few people have asked me about why I keep putting the word "Viridian" in quotes. "Viridian" is the codename for this technology, and I want to make sure that when I refer to it by the codename, it stands out. We will definitely not be calling it "Viridian" when it ships.
"Viridian." (I just couldn't resist.)