Setting up a Host-Only Network with Ubuntu Server requires some knowledge of networking. But why accumulate knowledge when you can simply copy snippets from the internet?
Set Up Host-Only Networking
Host-Only Networking is a setting in VirtualBox that allows your host machine to act like a DHCP server for a private network on your machine. Using this setting, you may loom like a god above the private network you create on your garden of nodes. Or, you can just test out some new service… Your choice.
Enable Host-Only Networking
settings on your virtual machine of choice, then click the
Network tab. Choose
Adapter 2 and then click
Enable Network Adapter. Make sure the
Name dropdown says
vboxnet1. If it does not, click
VirtualBox from your menu bar, then
Preferences, and then the
Network tab because we’re going to add a new network. Click the
Add host-only network button. This will create a new Host-Only network with a gateway of
184.108.40.206. We’ll set our Ubuntu Server up accordingly.
Configure Your Ubuntu Box
Start the box, then issue the following commands:
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
Then, make your interfaces file look like this:
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 220.127.116.11 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 18.104.22.168
Then, reboot your machine.
Verify Your Settings
We want to make sure that the settings you put in place work. To do so, issue this command
And view the resulting settings:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:c8:d3:98 inet addr:10.0.2.15 Bcast:10.0.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 ...Truncated for brevity... eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:0e:e2:c0 inet addr:22.214.171.124 Bcast:0.0.0.0 Mask:255.255.255.0 ...Truncated for brevity...
If you don’t see that, be sure that the Host Only Network you created in the steps above is in the 126.96.36.199 gateway range.