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.
You need to first download OpenBSD iso image by visiting this page. You can use the wget command to grab the same as follows. The following command will download OpenBSD v4.7 64 bit (AMD64) iso file:
Install OpeBSD 4.7 AMD64
Type the following command to install OpenBSD v4.7 64 bit with 512 MB RAM, 1 vcore cpu, 5GB disk space, br0 and br1 network interface:
virt-install \ -n openbsd1 \ -r 512 \ --vcpus=1 \ --os-variant=openbsd4 \ --accelerate \ -v -c /tmp/install47.iso \ -w bridge:br0 -w bridge:br1 \ --vnc \ --disk path=/raid10/kvm/openbsd1.img,size=5
Starting install... Creating domain... | 0 B 00:01 Domain installation still in progress. You can reconnect to the console to complete the installation process.
Use your local vnc viewer or type the following at server itself to view installer screen:
OR run it over the ssh session, enter:
# ssh -X -C email@example.com
# virt-viewer openbsd1
Now, just follow on screen installation instructions and install OpenBSD as per your requirements.
After Reboot My OpenBSD Guest Hangs At The Boot Screen...
- See Linux KVM: OpenBSD Guest Hangs At Starting tty Flags for more information.
Optional: Configure Serial Console Login and Redirection
- CentOS / Redhat: Install KVM Virtualization Software
- CentOS / Redhat: KVM Bridged Network Configuration
- KVM virt-manager: Install CentOS As Guest Operating System
- KVM virt-install: Install FreeBSD / CentOS As Guest Operating System
- KVM: Install CentOS / RHEL Using Kickstart File (Automated Installation)
- Troubleshooting KVM Virtualization Problem With Log Files
- KVM Virsh: Redirect FreeBSD Console To A Serial Port
- KVM: Starting / Stopping Guest Operating Systems With virsh Command
- Linux KVM: Disable virbr0 NAT Interface
- FreeBSD / OpeBSD Running in KVM Does Not Accept FTP Traffic
- KVM: Start a Virtual Machine / Guest At Boot Time
- KVM virt-install: Install OpenBSD As Guest Operating System
- Linux KVM: OpenBSD Guest Hangs At Starting tty Flags
- KVM Virtualization: Start VNC Remote Access For Guest Operating Systems