In this chapter, we covered the basics of virtualized networking in KVM and explained why virtualized networking is such a huge part of virtualization. We went knee-deep into configuration files and their options as this will be the preferred method for administration in larger environments, especially when talking about virtualized networks.
Pay close attention to all the configuration steps that we discussed through this chapter, especially the part related to using virsh commands to manipulate network configuration and to configure Open vSwitch and SR-IOV. SR-IOV-based concepts are heavily used in latency-sensitive environments to provide networking services with the lowest possible overhead and latency, which is why this principle is very important for various enterprise environments related to the financial and banking sector.
Now that we've covered all the necessary networking scenarios (some of which will be revisited later in this book), it's time to...