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How to setup KVM host and manage guest operation systems

This note provides steps how to install KVM and manage Guest OS with virsh. Install KVM yum -y install qemu-kvm libvirt virt-install bridge-utils bind-utils virt-manager wget net-tools virt-viewer genisoimage epel-release Install Guest OS from installer iso image virt-install --name VM-1 --ram 4096 --disk path=/testvm/VM-1.qcow2,size=40 --vcpus 2 --os-type linux --os-variant rhel6 --network bridge=br0 --graphics none --console pty,target_type=serial --cdrom /iso/CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso --force Default directory for intalled VM /var/lib/libvirt/images/ Dump VM config into xml virsh dumpxml VM-1 > VM-1.xml Useful operation commands Create and start VM virsh define VM-1.xml virsh start VM-1 Shutdown VM virsh shutdown VM-1 Poweroff VM virsh destroy VM-1 Remove from VM list virsh undefine VM-1 Resize VM disk size qemu-img resize VM-1.img +60GB