Re: Xen in Etch, basic setup
On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Does anyone know of a web page that describes a basic setup of Xen in
> Etch? I've seen several at howtoforge and each of them, while fairly
> simple, do not match my experience at all. I follow the directions
> exactly and after a time what those directions say should appear and
> what actually does appear diverge wildly.
> On the other end of the spectrum are the pages that the author of
> Shorewall has put up detailing his experiences with Xen and Shorewall.
> A fascinating read and one that I'll have to dig into later. But it is
> no howto nor was it written with that intent.
> Right now I've got Etch booting into Dom0 just fine. Oddly enough my
> routing is working fine though I'm not quite sure why. I have one DomU
> which boots fine but is unable to use the network. When I attempt to
> bring up a bridge the networking to the outside world on Dom0 fails but
> local networking still works, DomU can see a network card but cannot
> connect to Dom0 or the rest of the local network. Furthermore no bridge
> device shows up in ifconfig. This is where my experience and those of
> the howtoforge authors seriously diverges.
> What I would be content with, for now, is having both Dom0/DomU being
> able to speak to the rest of the local network. With that I could at
> least work away from the console and flip configurations to where I
> could pull things off the internet with Dom0 acting as my router and
> then switch it to where DomU communicates so I can pull things across
> and continue my work.
> Ideally I want to have the DomU machine act as the router/FW for my
> network, hence the interest in the Shorewall/Xen documents.
what options do you have in your xend-config.sxp? Do you have bridge-utils
some network options I use in my xend-config.sxp are:
and in my domU configs i have something like this:
vif = [ 'ip=10.1.2.94' ]
and I also have that same ip in a static config for networking in the
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