Virsh / Libvirt

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The beginning

Recently, at work, I had to test a new hypervisor. Usually I work with VMware, Proxmox or Xen and I had to make a Poc with libvirt. For those who don’t know it, I found it very similar with the CLI of Xen. You will find more informations on the libvirt website virsh is a command line interface tool for managing guests and the hypervisor.



To install libvirt/virsh on Debian, you will need the following packages:

# aptitude install qemu-kvm libvirt-clients libvirt-daemon-system bridge-utils qemu-utils virtinst

The package virtinst will install additionnals packages like virt-install or virt-clone.

Network, use the bridge Luke !!

Joke aside, i used the bridge setup. Please look at the official documentation to find your best setup.

It runs !!! And now ??

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