[CentOS] Creating KVM-based VM with virt-manager and virt-install on C7

Thu Jul 4 14:31:31 UTC 2019
Phil Wyett <philwyett at kathenas.org>

On Thu, 2019-07-04 at 11:23 +0200, Meikel wrote:
> Hi folks,
> for learning purposes I create KVM-based VM with the virt-manager.
> Later 
> I get rid of the VM and repeat the "process" again. When recreating
> the 
> VM I always enter the same values into the wizard in virt-manager
> (i.e. 
> I want to speicfy a given MAC).
> I'd like to "automate" this procedure, all of what I do in virt-
> manager 
> for creating the new VM, I' d like to do it with a bash script using 
> virt-install.
> I' wndering if it is possible to "record" the values when I enter
> them 
> into virt-manager and extract those values for usage with virt-
> install? 
> It's not clear to me when I enter a field in the wizard what is the 
> corresponding parameter in virt-install.
> Regards,
> Meikel


I think your looking for:


After you have built the a VM in virt-manager say, with ith this XML
file you can recreate the same VM, modify if needed and create other
VMs etc.



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