Creating an Ubuntu 20.04 cloud template & cloud-init configuration in Xen Orchestra

AaronDocumentation, How-To, NetworkingLeave a Comment

I had a need in my home lab to quickly deploy a bunch of thin clones of Ubuntu’s cloud image. I chose to use the cloud images Ubuntu provides instead of building a custom template. Xen Orchestra has had support for cloud-init since 2015. Quick Walkthrough Here is the short version of how this works: Download the current 20.04 ubuntu … Read More

NET-102: Build your lab

AaronHow-To, Networking, Powershell, WindowsLeave a Comment

Welcome back! We’re now going to move on to the actual effort it takes to build your lab. As you recall we got pretty far last time in documenting the beginnings of our network. For this lab I’ll be using VMWare Workstation, but you can accomplish this with Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VirtualBox, the free tier of VMWare’s ESX, or XCP-NG. … Read More