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Virtualization With KVM On A Mandriva 2010.0 Server

Mar 27, 2010, 03:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Mandriva 2010.0 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

"I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

"1 Preliminary Note

"I'm using a Mandriva 2010.0 server with the hostname server1.example.com and the IP address 192.168.0.100 here as my KVM host.

"We also need a desktop system where we install virt-manager so that we can connect to the graphical console of the virtual machines that we install. I'm using a Mandriva 2010.0 desktop here.

"2 Installing KVM

"Mandriva 2010.0 KVM Host:

"First check if your CPU supports hardware virtualization - if this is the case, the command..."

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