Install KVM and QEMU on Ubuntu

In this tutorial, How to install KVM ( Kernel-based Virtual Machine ) and QEMU on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. This requires a CPU on your system to enable Intel VT or AMD-V.

  • KVM is an Open Source.
  • QEMU is a open source machine emulator and virtualizer.

Install KVM and QEMU on Ubuntu.

# apt-get -y install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virtinst bridge-utils

Enable vhost-net on your system.

# modprobe vhost_net 
# lsmod | grep vhost
# echo vhost_net >> /etc/modules

Configure networking bridge Interface.

For my example as below

# vi /etc/network/interfaces

The content as below

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
# change like follows
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet manual
#iface eth0 inet static
#address 192.168.3.50
#network 192.168.3.0
#netmask 255.255.255.0
#broadcast 192.168.3.255
#gateway 192.168.3.1
#dns-nameservers 192.168.3.30
# add bridge interface

iface br0 inet static
address 192.168.3.30
network 192.168.3.0
netmask 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.3.255
gateway 192.168.3.1
dns-nameservers 192.168.3.30
bridge_ports eth0
bridge_stp off
auto br0

Conclusion

Through the article, you can use install KVM and QEMU on Ubuntu as above. I hope will this your helpful. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!

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