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Jon Atkinson

I'm a technologist, with a long and varied history in high-end technical delivery and infrastructure management. I'm particularly interested in managing software teams, rapid application development, and scalability challenges.

Creating Xen DomU's, now with actual connectivity

2nd November 2007

xen-tools is a useful connection of scripts.

However, when you're creating a new Xen guest, don't forget to specify the correct gateway and netmask. Otherwise, you may end up spending a whole evening trying to figure out a routing problem which doesn't actually exist.

xen-create-image --hostname=example.com\ 
                      --ip=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX\
                      --gateway=XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX\
                      --netmask 255.255.255.0\
                      --dist=etch\
                      --passwd\
                      --boot