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Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 9.10

Dec 30, 2009, 03:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

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"This guide explans how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 9.10 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 machine with the hostname server1.example.com and the IP address here as my KVM host. Because we will run all the steps from this tutorial with root privileges, we can either prepend all commands in this tutorial with the string sudo, or we become root right now by typing

sudo su

"2 Installing KVM And vmbuilder

"First check if your CPU supports hardware virtualization - if this is the case, the command egrep '(vmx|svm)' --color=always /proc/cpuinfo"

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