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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

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

Date: 2nd November 2007.

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