[CentOS-virt] Is kvm ready for prime time?

Lars Hecking lhecking at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 9 09:31:10 EDT 2010

 Hi all,

 I've started playing with kvm on CentOS 5.5, with not much success so far.
 In a nutshell, I have the same problem as

 I followed the RHEL5 virtualization guide to set up a bridge interface br0,
 and then used virt-install (rather than virt-manager - I like automation) to
 set up the vm. It hangs at some point. The command line is slightly modified
 from the one I was using with xen. Running it with -d shows that the correct
 hypervisor is used and the network install source is found. Otherwise, I'm
 fresh out of ideas.

# lsmod|grep kvm
kvm_intel              86920  0 
kvm                   226208  2 ksm,kvm_intel
# uname -a
Linux x3250 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu May 13 13:08:30 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# virt-install -r 512 -n test -f /dev/vol0/lvol4 --nographics --os-type=linux --os-variant=rhel5.4 --accelerate -w bridge:br0 -l http://centos/centos/x86_64 -x ks=http://centos/centos/kickstart/ks.test.cfg -m 00:16:3e:30:4d:80

Starting install...
Retrieving file .treeinfo...                             |  417 B     00:00     
Retrieving file vmlinuz...                               | 1.9 MB     00:00     
Retrieving file initrd.img...                            | 7.7 MB     00:00     
Creating domain...                                       |    0 B     00:00     
Connected to domain test
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