Virt-manager/QEMU guest

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This article covers Virt-manager and its QEMU creation of a guest (VM or container) (VM) for use under the soft-emulation mode QEMU hypervisor Type-2.

Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) and its configuration toward the creation of an strict-emulation-mode virtual machine that an QEMU-capable operating system to be installed on.


Host requirements

CPU requirements

Available memory

Disk space

Guest OS requirements

VM creation

To use the GUI approach, start the virt-manager.

user $virt-manager
To use the command line interface (CLI) approach only, follow this libvirt/QEMU guest wiki page.

virt-manager main window

VirtManager main windows

virt-manager new ISO image

Step 2 - ISO CDROM

Step 3 - Create Virtual Machine

Step 4 - Create Storage

Step 5 - Begin Install

Step 5a - Begin Install

Step 6 - Virtual Machine Configuration

Step 7 - Configuration Begin

The End

See also

  • Virtualization — the concept and technique that permits running software in an environment separate from a computer operating system.
  • QEMU — a generic, open source hardware emulator and virtualization suite.
  • QEMU/QEMU front-ends — user interface application to the QEMU/libvirt API/library.
  • Libvirt — a virtualization management toolkit.
  • Libvirt/QEMU_networking — details the setup of Gentoo networking by Libvirt for use by guest containers and QEMU-based virtual machines.
  • Libvirt/QEMU_guest — covers libvirt and its creation of a virtual machine (VM) for use under the soft-emulation mode QEMU hypervisor Type-2, notably using virsh command.
  • Virt-manager — desktop user interface for management of virtual machines and containers through the libvirt library
  • QEMU/Linux guest — describes the setup of a Gentoo Linux guest in QEMU using Gentoo bootable media.