What You Need to Know About Installing KVM

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KVM stands for Kernel based Virtual Machine.The reason it is called this is because when the module is installed, it loads directly only the most central part of the computers operating system, called the kernel, and turns your Linux or Windows virtual machine into a hypervisor. 

Installing KVM Ubuntu 

1. First you need to install KVM – your CPU must support hardware virtualizationeither AMD-V or 

egrep -c ‘ (svm|vmx) ‘ /proc/cpuinfo

Intel VT-x for KVM to work. To test this run command

If there is an 0 this mean your CPU does not support the hardware visualization. 1 or more indicates otherwise.

2. Verify KVM installation

3. Configure bridged networking 

Edit the configuration

Save and close the file. Restart networking service

Very new service 

4.  Creatingyour virtual machine

This can be done via the virtual machine manager on the application itself. Create new virtual machine button in toolbar. You van name the host Ubuntu Guest. 

Creating a virtual machine on CentOS 7

Before installing KVM on CentOS 7,you need to make sure you have the latest ISO. To configure a vnc, you need to login on another computer over SSH. Note the value of port. Setting up the tunnel requires an SSH client whileaccessing the remote VNC server requires a VNC client. Once SSH tunnel is established, VNC client can then be pointed at your own local address using the same port noted before. 

Once connected the install KVM CentOS 7screen should be seen. Next stage is simple as you need to do is follow the instructions on screen. After installation, reboot. If the remote server closes the connection to the client this can be reconnect through KVM client to continue and configure the rest of the server to SSH.

These are just a few ways in which you can Install KVM onto a CPU. Don’t forget to make sure you test your CPU beforehand to make sure that it is compatible with the hardware visualization. This is probably the most important step as if your CPU does not support it you will not be able to install KVM Ubuntu, CentOS 7 or any of the other KVM products. 

 

 

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