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- Click File -> New Machine to start virt-install wizard
- Provide the details like name, kind of virtualization, OS location, the storage to use for the guest OS and allocate the system memory
- Choose the virtualization method.
Fully Virtualized: On the VT and AMD SVM processors, an option is available for hardware acceleration.
Use para-virtualization for Xen Kernel.
- Choose the location of the OS to install media like disk image or CD/DVD-ROM for KVM-based and network-location for Xen-based
- Choose the Operating system type like Linux or Windows
- Select storage method: Select either an existing partition or a file (fixed size or expandable). The scalable file option is a great deal with sizeable free space as users can make it significant to allow for regular use.
- Then select network connection like virtual network or a physical device
- Allocate system memory to each virtual machine as well as the number of CPUs to use
- The final screen displays all configuration information before starting installation. The guest OS runs in the virtual machine console window. The user has options to run, pause, and shut-down the guest OS.
Using virt-install script On Red Hat, Fedora and similar distributions instead of configuring a file directly or using the Virtual File Manager.
# virt-install What is the name of your virtual machine? analvm How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 500 What would you like to use as the disk (path) ? /home/ananova How large would you like the disk to be (in gigabytes) 30 Would you like to enable graphics support ? (yes or no) yes What is the install location? https://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/7/i386/os/
Currently, it can only install from a remote network location using http://, nfs:// or ftp:// prefix—minimum 256 MB required for each virtual machine.
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