[CentOS-virt] using an lvm for kvm vm

Nataraj incoming-centos at rjl.com
Sun Feb 13 03:27:24 EST 2011

Is there a simple way to directly install a vm on an lvm (or proably
seperate LVM's for root and swap)?   For example something like:

lvcreate -L 10G -n testvm_root vg_myvg
lvcreate -L 1G -n testvm_swap

Then somehow setup the VM to be able to directly install and boot the vm
from these LV's.  How do I do this?

Could you then pause the virtual machine and safely take an LVM
snapshot, continue the VM and then mount the snapshot on the host and do
a backup?

This would be for CentOS/Redhat 6.


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