I want to create a basic Ubuntu 12.04 LAMP server under VBox. Once I have it configured with a base Data set I want to Snapshot that and be able to hand it off to my development partners to use. Basically I want to be able to clone/snapshot a ready to use LAMP server.
I am under the impression I would want to assign a static IP / Hostname and then open port 3306 using iptables. I would then provide this info to anyone using this database server.
To that end I am installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 and LAMP and then following the standard tutorials on setting a static IP. I have etc/network/interfaces configured but when it comes to writing the nameserver entries in resolv.conf, I open it but the first two lines state not to edit that changes will be lost.
here is what I have in /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth0 iface etho inet static address 192.168.1.155 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.1 gateway 126.96.36.199 broadcast 192.168.1.255 nameserver 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
When I attempt to restart the network I get an error stating:
Reconfiguring network interfaces RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0 [OK]
What would I edit to effect the hostname changes and better yet might there be an easier way to accomplish what I am after. I know I can edit my internal network to assign a static IP and I am doing that for a network storage device, but I would rather not rely on that interface to be there for others in this case.
Thanks for any the input and advice in advance.