Friday, May 28, 2010

Xen 4.0 on Debian Squeeze

After having used Citrix XenServer for a while, I wanted to set up and test vanilla Xen for some time now. Finally an opportunity arose, so here are my findings.

  • Installing Xen 4.0 is easy
  • The debian-xen kernel is no good
Turns out that it's missing the netbk module, without which networking and xen virtual machines don't work. And virtual machines without network - let's face it - are about as interesting as washing your feet whilst wearing boots.

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