On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 5:54 PM <d.gengenbach(a)patagona.de> wrote:
Thanks a lot for you answer, Marcin!
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM wrote:
> Having separate NICs you don't even need separate VLANs. You can just use
> one NIC for your host/storage network, and use another NIC to create a VM
> network. You must of course make sure to separate these outside of the
> VLANs are useful if you have just one NIC on your host, or want to have
> multiple networks on a single NIC. You can then create multiple VLAN
> networks (VLAN devices) on top of your NIC, and so achieve network
How are these VLAN tags "enforced"? Does the switch automatically separate
VLANs from each other by default?
The VLAN tags are enforced by creating a VLAN device on top of your NIC on
the host (tagging outgoing frames).
Your switch should keep the tagging, unless configured otherwise.
> If you have your VM networks and host network use different NICs, your
> networks are already separated (L2).
Yes, but I defined an IP for the "VM" NIC on the hosts which is reachable
by the VMs (= the VMs are in the same subnet as the host). I want to
completely make the hosts unreachable by the VM.
I do not know whether this is best-practice or even necessary? I found
little to no information about networking best-practices regarding oVirt.
If the VM networks are on different VLANs, the subnets are irrelevant,
since you have L2 separation.
You might want to create another VLAN for your local host traffic if you
want to use the same NIC.
Just as an anecdote: we had an laptop in the network of the hosts/storages
which had for some reason had a static IP defined by an employee - which
was also assigned to an storage server - which in turn resulted in some
I think separating the hosts/storage from the rest of the network was a
good first step to prevent such incidents but - as I said before - I am not
sure whether it suffices.
It should do the trick. You will probably need to route your vm traffic out
of the VM network at some stage, which will connect your VM networks with
the rest of your network, but that will be on L3.
Thanks again for all your input!
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