Posts Tagged ‘libvirt’

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

Everyday I learn something new about Linux-KVM, this is why I love this platform.  Today we are going to talk about Live Migration.  The kicker?  Shared storage not required.  Now please keep in mind that just because shared storage is not required, doesn’t mean there is not a benefit to it.  Shared storage will accelerate […]

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 08:00 | 7 comments
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM

Disk images have long been the traditional form of storage for virtualized environments, they are essentially containers in the form of a file on the host’s file system.  These files can be either fully allocated or sparsely allocated at time of disk creation, a fully allocated 20GB disk image will take up 20GB of storage […]

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 08:00 | Comments Off
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