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Virtualization With KVM On An OpenSUSE 12.1 Server

Mar 28, 2012, 06:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an OpenSUSE 12.1 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.

"1 Preliminary Note: I'm using an OpenSUSE 12.1 server with the hostname server1.example.com and the IP address 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 an OpenSUSE 12.1 desktop here."

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