Posts Tagged ‘kvm guests’

OK so you have been kicking around an old NT machine for years, neigh, a decade.  So what do you do with it?  Realistically the machine has already sustained numerous failures, and it won’t make it through another one.  We have all fought this battle.  I personally fought this battle many years ago and frankly […]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM, Windows

So a fairly trivial (but critical) aspect of using KVM is of course performing graceful shutdowns of your domains, without having to reach inside of the guest to perform the shutdown.  Now when it comes to turning off your guests you have two ways of proceeding (with virsh)… Which is a HARD power off of […]

Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 06:00 | 2 comments
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM, Windows

Windows guests on the KVM hypervisors can get a very large kick in the pants when it comes to performance if you install the drivers necessary to leverage the VirtIO bus.  So first here are the necessary download links so that you can download the drivers. http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/bin/virtio-win-1.1.16.iso http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/virtio-win/latest/images/ Inside of the ISO we will find […]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 08:00 | 3 comments
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM

Today we are going to discuss using the underlying XML which libvirt uses to define a VM to either create VMs or to make simple changes.  This method has the advantage of more control over what you are creating, although it is more manual.  Now first off, when you use virt-install, virt-manager, or another tool […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 08:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM

In my previous article KVM Guests: Using Virt-Install to Import an Existing Disk Image we discussed how to use virt-install to import an existing disk image, which already has an OS installed into it.  Additionally in KVM Guests: Using Virt-Install to Install Debian and Ubuntu Guests I documented how to initiate an install directly off […]

Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 08:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM
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