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Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 11.10 Server

Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 11.10 Server

Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tools that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 11.10 KVM server.

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 11.10 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.7

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.7

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 5.7 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

How To Create A Debian Wheezy (Testing) OpenVZ Template

How To Create A Debian Wheezy (Testing) OpenVZ Template

This tutorial explains how to create an OpenVZ template for Debian Wheezy (Debian Testing) that you can use to create virtual Debian Wheezy machines under OpenVZ. I searched for a Debian Wheezy OpenVZ template, but couldn't find one, that's why I decided to create it myself. This guide can also be used for creating Debian Lenny templates and templates for recent Ubuntu versions.

Upgrade/Migrate VMware ESX / ESXi 4.* To ESXi 5.0

Upgrade/Migrate VMware ESX / ESXi 4.* To ESXi 5.0

VMware has recently released its new VM hypervisor product, VMware ESXi 5.0. VMware is replacing its current ESX model with ESXi and the biggest change (between ESX and ESXi) is the architecture, as most of you VM gurus are well aware of, but for the people that don't know I will quickly explain.

How To Upgrade VMware ESXi 3.5 To 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version)

How To Upgrade VMware ESXi 3.5 To 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version)

In this guide I will show you how to upgrade VMWare ESXi 3.5 to ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (Free Version) without going through the pain of reinstalling your host server and then restoring your VMs.

How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 11.04/Linux Mint 11

How To Install VMware Player On Ubuntu 11.04/Linux Mint 11

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Player on an Ubuntu 11.04 or Linux Mint 11 desktop system. With VMware Player you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. on your desktop, i.e., you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money.

Virtualization With KVM On A CentOS 6.0 Server

Virtualization With KVM On A CentOS 6.0 Server

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a CentOS 6.0 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

Monitoring ESX/ESXi Servers

Monitoring ESX/ESXi Servers

The purpose is to highlight the most important topics related to setting up ESX/ESXi monitoring as well as applications hosted within managed virtual machines (a MySQL database is used in this tutorial).

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 6.0

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 6.0

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 6.0 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

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