How to Create Virtual Machines in Linux Using KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) – Part 1

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Mohammad Dosoukey

Mohammad is Linux system administrator at his university in Egypt . He is a person who fond of Virtualization, Cloud and System administration. He is also RHCE and VCP5-DCV .

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11 Responses

  1. chetan says:

    Can you please suggest me the best hardware configuration to install KVM for android emulators.

  2. Anthony says:

    yum install qemu-kvm fails saying package does not exist
    Using centOS7

  3. i want to know how to create rht-vmctl reset server, desktop command to reset vm to snapshot image like which we do in rhce lab environment,and i want to create shortcut of virtual machines on desktop

  4. askb says:

    Its not required to remember list of all the rpm names for installing. Just install “yum groupinstall virtualization-client virtualization-platform virtualization-tools” will take care of meeting all dependencies.

  5. Costel says:

    Does every new virtual machine need a new storage volume?

  6. chris h says:

    heads up, yum install virtualization\ hypervisor has qemu-kvm package not virtualization\ platform, other than that very nice tutorial. To list these groups use yum groups list hidden -v or yum groups list hidden id, followed by yum groups info virtualization-hypervisor.

  7. athkebei says:

    Mount your rhel 7 or centOS 7 dvd and disk dump it to a folder as an iso. Use the disk dumped iso in your number 13 above as a workaround for you so-called silly bug:

    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/rhel7.iso

  8. athkebei says:

    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/rhel7.iso

  9. omar says:

    I tried it but I noted that it is slow tool when i compare it with virtual box or vmware

  10. omar says:

    Nice topic thanks very mutch

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