[CentOS-virt] create a guest

Wed Jan 16 20:28:27 UTC 2013
Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>


----- Original Message -----
> stacklet.com
> kvm image

In that case, what I would do would be to create a new VM with virt-manager but use the disk image file provided.  That will basically create /etc/libvirt/qemu/whatever.xml where whatever is the name you gave the VM in virt-manager.  Then you can use virt-manager to start, stop, console connect etc... or you can use virsh from the command line.

BTW, if the VM is to have a public IP address then you want to setup a bridge device if you don't already have one, and associate the VM with that when you create it.  If it is going to use a private IP address, then you can just use the default NAT.

KVM is a little complicated to get going with but the effort is definitely worth it.

And again, there is good documentation if you do a few searches.

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