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Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 11.04 Server

May 12, 2011, 01:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by falko)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 11.04 KVM server."

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