Linux KVM Guides

A Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions of Intel VT or AMD-V cpu. Topic includes installation, configuration, security, and management of KVM based systems in an enterprise environment ( feed ).

How do I setup and manage a virtualized environment with Kernel based Virtual Machine (KVM) in CentOS or Red Hat Enterpise Linux version 6 server on IBM server? Can you provide step-by-step commands of how to install and manage Virtual Machines (VMs) on a physical server using KVM for RHEL/CentOS version 6.4?

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The NAT based connectivity is useful for easy deployments. However I want to use full bridging, where the guest is connected directly to the LAN. How do setup and share physical network with host and rest of the LAN under Linux?

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I‘m running a KVM virtual machine (FreeBSD 7 and Fedora Linux 13 desktop) under Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.5. However, I’m not getting the remote access via VNC (Virtual Network Computing) to access my Fedora Linux graphical desktop or FreeBSD console. How do I turn on VNC support without reinstalling both operating systems?

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OpenBSD version 4.5 and above made changes in kernel which prevents booting OpenBSD using KVM technology. OpenBSD 4.4 runs with mbbios enabled. However, due to some sort of bug in KVM it does not boots. The workaround is to disable mpbios. This may or may not happen with your installation.

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OpenBSD is a UNIX like system based on Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). It was forked form NetBSD and created by Theo de Raadt in 1995. OpenBSD is famous for quality code and documentation without compromising position on software licensing. OpenBSD is also well know for focus on security features such as Memory protection, cryptography, randomization and much more in default base installation.

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There are various ways to start virtual machines at at boot time. This means you don’t have to type virsh start vmName command. This can be done by marking a vm as autostart.

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The virtual network (virbr0) used for Network address translation (NAT) which allows guests to access to network services. However, NAT slows down things and only recommended for desktop installations. To disable Network address translation (NAT) forwarding type the following commands:

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