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Prepare a Host for KVM Virtualization
In order to start creating virtual machines with KVM, it is important to properly set up the host machine. In this lab, you will need to install KVM and the related packages, configure a network bridge, and then create a virtual disk image for use with a KVM virtual machine.
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Install KVM, libvirt (including virt-install and virt-viewer), and bridge utility packages
yum -y install qemu-kvm libvirt virt-install virt-viewer bridge-utils
Create a network bridge name `kvmbr0`
Take note of the current HWADDR value (your EC2 Instance's mac address) and update the file to:
DEVICE=ens5 HWADDR=<<Your HWADDR>> TYPE=Ethernet ONBOOT=yes BRIDGE=kvmbr0 NM_CONTROLLED=no
-Use MAC address provided
DEVICE=kvmbr0 TYPE=Bridge BOOTPROTO=dhcp ONBOOT=yes DELAY=0 NM_CONTROLLED=no
systemctl restart network
Using the QEMU disk image utility, create an 8 GB virtual disk named disk1.img in `/var/lib/libvirt/images` using qcow2 format
qemu-img create -f qcow2 /var/lib/libvirt/images/disk1.img 8G
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