[CentOS] KVM Setup for Win7 Pro on CentOS 5.x

Sat Aug 18 15:26:44 UTC 2012
Mihamina Rakotomandimby <mihamina at rktmb.org>

On 08/16/2012 12:34 AM, Bill Campbell wrote:
> Can somebody point me to a HowTO or other documentation describing the
> tools available under the CentOS 5 KVM package to create and manage a
> Windows 7 Pro VM?  All my VM experience to date has been the old free
> VMware Server.

Just for information, there is a "centos-virt" ML.

My VM configuration dumps are here: 
you'll find some comparison point to what you get.
My VMs are all routed+NATed (for those). I dont have bridged Windows.

This is my sample invocation when installing a Windows:

sudo virt-install --connect qemu:///system --name win-7-01 \
  --ram 1024 --keymap=fr \
  --cdrom=/media/500G/ISO/Windows7Ultimate64bit.iso   \
  --os-type=windows \
  --os-variant=win7  --network=network:default --vnc   --accelerate \
  --force --disk path=/mnt/big/mihamina/Virtual/win-7-01,size=20