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Re: [Xen-users] Newbie question on network and VM management

On Mon, 2015-02-02 at 20:24 -0800, Tengiz Dawkins wrote:

>  - isolated network

This isn't done via xl, but via your distro's usual network
configuration infrastructure. Host networking setup is covered for a
variety of distros in

An isolated is simply a bridge with no physical network device on it.

>  - a VM with an eth0 connected that to network

bridge=<name> in the vif option in your cfg file. xl.cfg(5) references
the xl-network-configuration doc for this, which is installed in the
docs dir or online at

>  - how to create a VM and install OS from a ISO cd image

That depends on the guest OS in question. You might find something
useful in the Category:<whatever> wiki page for the OS you are
interested in.

The general technique is to extract the necessary kernel+installer
initrd from the ISO and boot them on a guest with the ISO attached as a
cdrom device. e.g. http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Category:Debian links to
http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Debian_Guest_Installation_Using_Debian_Installer which 
describes things for Debian (including a trick of using pygrub to automate the 
extraction of the files from the iso, which is distro specific)

> Is there a simple doc explaining real life examples?

The wiki has some general getting started guides, as well as more
specific guides for particular distros etc.


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