[CentOS] kvm in Centos 5.3

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Thu Jul 30 10:04:38 UTC 2009


Victor Padro wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Kanwar Ranbir
> Sandhu<m3freak at thesandhufamily.ca> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Is KVM support in CentOS 5.3 complete?  That is, can a CentOS 5.3 system
>> host KVM VMs or does CentOS 5.3 only support being virtualized via KVM?
>>
>> I ask because I installed KVM on a CentOS 5.3 host, but I can't find a
>> kvm module anywhere in /lib/modules/* (let alone the running kernel).
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ranbir
>>
>> --
>> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
>> Linux 2.6.27.25-170.2.72.fc10.x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>> 17:55:54 up 5 days, 9:22, 5 users, load average: 1.13, 0.47, 0.28
>>
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> 
> You need to install the module.
> if it's intel: modprobe kvm-intel
> if it's amd modprobe kvm-amd
> 
> please check the documentation here:
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/KVM
> 

Please notice that this HowTo is quite old and doesn't reflect at all 
what will happen with the upcoming kvm packages from 5.4 : i'm currently 
testing those packages (from RHEL 5.4beta) with the newer libvirt, 
virt-manager, virt-install on a CentOS 5.3 system and they work ok.

Fabian Arrotin


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