KVM Virtualization With Enomalism 2 On An Ubuntu 8.10 Server - Page 3
3.2 Creating Our Own Virtual Machines
Instead of using the preconfigured appliances, we can also create our own virtual machines. Go to Repository > VM CREATOR. Click on the Browse... button...
... select an operating system ISO image from your local hard drive (I'm going to install a Debian Lenny guest, so I select the debian-500-amd64-netinst.iso from my local hard drive):
Next select KVM Machine in the VM Type drop-down menu and specify the size of the guest image (e.g. 4048 MB) as well as the memory that you want to allocate to the guest:
If your host system has more than one CPU core, you can specify the number of virtual CPUs for the guest. Click on Create afterwards:
The ISO image is now being uploaded to the Ubuntu 8.10 KVM host:
Afterwards, you can find the ISO image under Repository > LOCAL APPLIANCES. It has a cryptic name, so you should rename it to something more intuitive:
To create a virtual machine from the ISO image, go to Virtual Infrastructure > ELASTIC VALET, select the ISO image and click on Provision:
The ISO image is now being unpacked - this can take some minutes, and you can check the status on the Dashboard:
Afterwards, go to Virtual Infrastructure > INFRASTRUCTURE and click on the refresh button in the left frame. There should now be a new guest:
Rename that guest to something less cryptic:
In the virtual machine summary, click on Select boot device...
... and choose DVD/CD-ROM:
Then start the virtual machine:
Click on the VNC to this VM (via the parent) link to start Enomalism's built-in JAVA VNC client (or use your own VNC client)...
... and install the guest operating system, as you would usually do on a physical system:
Please note that at the end of the installation, the Debian guest needs a reboot:
The guest will then try to boot from CD-ROM again which results in a failure:
To fix this problem, power down the guest (using the poweroff this virtual machine link):
Then click on Select boot device again...
... and select Hard drive:
Now start the guest again using the start this virtual machine link:
You can now connect to the guest via VNC again, and it should now boot without any problem:
If you are experiencing any problems with Enomalism, you can take a look at the Enomalism logs in the /opt/enomalism2/logs directory.