Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Start and Stop KVM Virtual Machines from Command Line

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Start and Stop KVM Virtual Machines from Command Line
This guide will take you through how to start and stop KVM virtual machines from command line. As much as KVM provides Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager), a desktop application for managing virtual machines through libvirt, it also provides a command line utility called virsh which enables the terminal centric users to manage KVM virtual machines from command line interface. Start and...

List Running and Stopped VMS on KVM

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List Running and Stopped VMS on KVM
Follow through this guide to learn how to list running and stopped vms on KVM. KVM, an acronym for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, is an open source virtualization technology built into Linux. Specifically, KVM lets you turn Linux into a hypervisor that allows a host machine to run multiple, isolated virtual environments called guests or virtual machines (VMs). So you could be using KVM to...

How to Clone KVM Virtual Machines

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Do you have some KVM virtual machines that you want to make a copy and reuse them? In this simple tutorial, we will show you how to clone KVM virtual machines. How to Clone KVM Virtual Machines There are various ways in which you can clone KVM virtual machines; Clone KVM Virtual Machines using Virt-ManagerClone KVM Virtual Machines using virt-clone command Let us...

How to fix QEMU/KVM Not Connected Error on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix QEMU/KVM Not connected error on Ubuntu 20.04. Maybe you have installed KVM hypervisor on Ubuntu 20.04 for you to run virtual machines on it as a regular, non-root, user. However for some reasons, when your try to run virsh command to even the virt-manager, display the virtual machine desktop management...

Use VirtualBox VMs on KVM

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Do you have some VirtualBox virtual machines that you would like to re-use on your KVM? Follow through this guide to learn how to use VirtualBox VMs on KVM. Use VirtualBox VMs on KVM The first thing to note is that both VirtualBox and KVM uses different disk formats. In order to re-use each format on different virtualization platform, you simply...

How to Rename KVM Virtual Machine with virsh command

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Have you Installed KVM Virtual Machines on your system and feel like the names assigned to them are not up to your taste? Worry not for this is how to simply rename that virtual machine. Take for example, as in my case, your virtual machine is assigned a name like generic and you want to rename it to at least...