DaveHill (talk) (talk) 21:50, 6 October 2018 (UTC)Checking whether/how html formatting renders because I want to correct an error in the section below on setting up xenbridge in the Xen Project Beginners Guide.
This file is very simple. Each stanza represents a single interface. Breaking it down “auto eth0” means that eth0 will be configured when ifup -a is run (which is run a boot time) what this means is that the interface will automatically be started/stopped for you. “iface eth0” then describes the interface itself, in this case it merely specifies that it should be configured by DHCP - we are going to assume that you have DHCP running on your network for this guide. If you are using static addressing you probably know how to set that up. We are going to edit this file so it resembles such:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto xenbr0 iface xenbr0 inet dhcp bridge_ports eth0
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
but should be
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual
(as per the Important Note! here:https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Network_Configuration_Examples_(Xen_4.1%2B) and my own experience).