The virtual guest network component data type presents the structure in which all computing instance network components are presented. Internally, the structure supports various virtualization platforms with no change to external interaction.
A guest, also known as a virtual server, represents an allocation of resources on a virtual host.
The virtual guest network component service provides a common interface to a [SoftLayer_Virtual_Guest](/reference/datatypes/SoftLayer_Virtual_Guest) network component. Interaction with various third party APIs is not needed when implementing this service to administer your computing instances.