June 30, 2014

How to Install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty)

Prerequisite

Verify that you have enabled virtualization in BIOS. For detail see Virtualization with KVM on RHEL 6

Install

Install required packages.

Run

Now you ready to run virt-manager and install new virtual guests.

If you are new to kvm, please read Virtualization with KVM on RHEL 6 for a detailed description.

2 comments:

Magnus K Karlsson said...

Verified for Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Xenial

Aeldra Robinson said...

KVM itself is the whole setup which consists of QEMU the Hypervisor, Virt-Manager the console and libvirt, the subsystem which Virt-Manger uses to connect to QEMU. Libvirt can manage Xen and LXC as well. The goal of the post is not to get into the technical architecture/details, there is plenty of material online for that. I just want to provide a step by step walk through which will help you in getting up and running with KVM in no time.

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