Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server

Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server

Unlike virt-manager,
virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM
guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: “But I can use vmbuilder
to do this, why do I need virt-install?” The difference between
virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating
Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of
operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and
distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how
you can use it on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS KVM server.

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