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Xen Virtualization by Prabhakar Chaganti

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Chapter 3. Creating Virtual Machines

In this chapter we will create new virtual machines, running different operating systems, which will be hosted by the Xen instance we set up in the previous chapter. Each of these virtual machines is referred to as a guest domain in Xen parlance. Our base system that runs dom0 is Fedora Core 6. By the end of this chapter we will have Fedora Core 6 running four different guest domains under Xen. We will use a different installation method for each domain, so that by the end of this chapter you will be familiar with the most common permutations involved in creating domains using Xen.

We will create the following guest domains:

  • Ubuntu Feisty
  • NetBSD
  • CentOS
  • Slackware

A Plan for Creating Xen Domains

We will use the following ...

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