In our the previous posts we covered many topics related to KVM hypervisor. Some of the KVM concepts you may be interested is below with detail explain on them in different posts.

In this post we will see screen cast on how to install Ubuntu OS as Guest machine on KVM hypervisor. This installation is through GUI tool called virt-manager which is very much user-friendly and makes our installation very simple.

Step1: Start virt-manager through terminal.


Step2: Click on the new machine icon and start installing Ubuntu OS. Below steps are quite straight forward.

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Step3: You are prompted for installation disk location, VM name etc. Click forward as shown above. In the below diagram you will be given option what is the RAM you want select and no of vCPU’s.

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Step4: Select the harddisk size from below window and where to store img file which your VM HDD.

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Step5: Once the VM settings are done you can click finish to start installation of Ubuntu machine as VM in KVM hypervisor.

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In the next post we will see how to install CentOS/Redhat/Fedora based machines.

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