Quick Start Guide for installing and running KVM

Quick Start Guide for installing and running KVM

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a Linux kernel virtualization hypervisor that can host different guest operating systems. This blueprint shows you how to create a basic KVM to use as a sandbox or a one-time-only production environment. This blueprint also demonstrates how to install KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 host systems, set up a Linux bridge for guests' network, and create a KVM guest and start installation of a guest operating system. Key tools and technologies discussed in this demonstration include KVM, virt-viewer, virt-manager, virt-install, Linux bridge, and virtualization.