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Virtual Server-to-Host Connectivity (Erl, Naserpour)

How can a virtual server and hypervisor communicate with one another securely without impacting other communication within the network?

Virtual Server-to-Host Connectivity

Problem

A virtual server needs to have its communication restricted to only its host hypervisor, without affecting or having access to any other network communication.

Solution

A secure network-based channel of communication between the virtual server and hypervisor needs to be created.

Application

A new virtual switch is introduced, configured specifically to support this mode of communication.
Virtual Server-to-Host Connectivity: Virtual Switch B is configured to limit Virtual Server A’s connectivity to the hypervisor only, which prevents Virtual Switch B from sending any of Virtual Server A’s traffic to or from the network.

Virtual Switch B is configured to limit Virtual Server A’s connectivity to the hypervisor only, which prevents Virtual Switch B from sending any of Virtual Server A’s traffic to or from the network.