Virtualization With KVM On An OpenSUSE 12.2 Server - Page 3

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6 Creating A Debian Squeeze Guest (Image-Based) From The Desktop With virt-manager

Instead of creating a virtual machine from the command line (as shown in chapter 4), you can as well create it from the OpenSUSE 12.2 desktop using virt-manager (of course, the virtual machine will be created on the OpenSUSE 12.2 KVM host - in case you ask yourself if virt-manager is able to create virtual machines on remote systems).

To do this, click on the following button:

The New VM dialogue comes up. Fill in a name for the VM (e.g. vm11), select Local install media (ISO image or CDROM), and click on Forward:

Next select Linux in the OS type drop-down menu and Debian Squeeze in the Version drop-down menu, then check Use ISO image and click on the Browse... button:

Select the debian-6.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso image that you created in chapter 4 and click on Choose Volume:

Now click on Forward:

Assign memory and the number of CPUs to the virtual machine and click on Forward:

Now we come to the storage. Check Enable storage for this virtual machine, select Create a disk image on the computer's hard drive, specify the size of the hard drive (e.g. 12GB), and check Allocate entire disk now. Then click on Forward:

Now we come to the last step of the New VM dialogue. Go to the Advanced options section. Select Specify shared device name; the Bridge name field will then appear where you fill in br0 (the name of the bridge which we created in chapter 2). Click on Finish afterwards:

The disk image for the VM is now being created.

Afterwards, the VM will start. You should now be connected to the graphical console of the guest and see the Debian installer:

Now install Debian as you would normally do on a physical system.


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