Install KVM on Centos 6.4 – Installing KVM and a CentOS Virtual machines


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Once the networking is setup, installing KVM and installing the virtual machines was fairly straight forward.

The first thing that is to make sure that CPU virtualizaion is enabled in the BIOS. This can be done by checking /proc/cpuinfo for the appropriate flags. You should se something similar to this.

[root@Centos63UCStemplate ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep '(|svm)' --color=always
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl  smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid dca sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes lahf_lm ida arat dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid

Next is installing the appropriate kvm & virt modules

[root@Centos63UCStemplate ~]# yum install virt-viewer virt-top kvm libvirt python-virtinst qemu-kvm Loaded plugins:…

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