Xen and the Art of Network Maintenance

One of the nice things about Ubuntu Edgy Eft, is that there are packages available that make setting up Xen super easy.

Following the steps at the XenOnEdgy page at the Ubuntu Wiki, I quickly had an Edgy virtual machine (or a “domU” in Xen parlance) up and running. Unfortunately, the page doesn’t cover networking, but it’s actually pretty easy to add. I just added a simple /etc/network/interfaces file that set my machine up to use DHCP:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

It’s amazing how many virtualization technologies are out there these days:

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