How to use KVM from the command line on Debian or Ubuntu

There are different ways to manage virtual machines (VMs) running on KVM hypervisor. For example, virt-manager is a popular GUI-based front-end for VM management. However, if you would like to use KVM on a headless server, GUI-based solutions will not be ideal. That is when virsh comes in handy. virsh is a command-line tool for […]
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How to install and configure KVM and Open vSwitch on Ubuntu or Debian

In today’s multi-tenant data centers, the concept of virtualization is being extended from hypervisor-driven server virtualization to network virtualization. In this environment, software-based virtual switches are being installed on servers along with hypervisor, bridging traffic among different virtual machines (VMs). In this tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how to install and configure KVM and […]
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How to install and configure KVM on CentOS

KVM is a kernel-based hypervisor which grows quickly in maturity and popularity in the Linux server market. Red Hat officially dropped Xen in favor of KVM since RHEL 6. With KVM being officially supported by Red Hat, installing KVM on RedHat-based systems should be a breeze. In this tutorial, I will describe how to install […]
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