Fedora 13
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Create Virtual Machine #1
2010/05/27
  Install GuestOS and create Virtual Machine. This example shows to install Fedora 13.

[1] Install on test mode via network, it's OK on Console or remote connection with Putty and so on.
[root@dlp ~]#
mkdir -p /var/kvm/images
# create a directory for virtual machines

[root@dlp ~]#
virt-install \
-n www \
-r 1024 \
-f /var/kvm/images/www.img \
-s 20 \
--vcpus=2 \
--os-type linux \
--os-variant=fedora13 \
--network bridge=br0 \
--network bridge=br1 \
--nographics \
--location='http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/fedora/releases/13/Fedora/x86_64/os/' \
--extra-args='console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200n8'


Starting install...
# start installation
  For options, make sure 'man virt-install', there are many options.

-n specify the name of Virtual Machine
-r specify the amount of memories of Virtual Machine
-f specify the location of disks of Virtual Machine
-s specify the amount of disks of Virtual Machine
--vcpus=
specify the virtual CPUs
--os-type
specify types of GuestOS
--network=
specify network types of Virtual Machine
--nographics
nographics
--location=
specify location of installation where from
--extra-args=
specify parameters that is set in kernel

[2] Install with text mode, it's the same with common procedure of installation.
After finishing installation, reboot first and then login prompt is shown like follwos.
Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
Kernel 2.6.33.3-85.fc13.x86_64 on an x86_64 (/dev/ttyS0)

localhost.localdomain login:
# login with root


Password:
[root@localhost ~]#
[3] Move to GuestOS to HostOS with Ctrl + ] key.
Move to HostOS to GuestOS with a command 'virsh console (name of virtual machine)'.
[root@localhost ~]#
# push Ctrl + ]

[root@dlp ~]#
# Host's console


[root@dlp ~]#
virsh console www
# move to Guest

Connected to domain www
Escape character is ^]
# Enter key


[root@localhost ~]#
# Guest's console
[4] Because after installing GuestOS from network, it is minimum settings, so it's useful to save it as a template in order to create new virtual machines later. Please refer next procedure to create a new virtual machine from template below.
[root@localhost ~]#
# Ctrl + ]

[root@dlp ~]#
# Host's console

[root@dlp ~]#
cp /var/kvm/images/www.img /root/guest.img
 
# disk image

[root@dlp ~]#
cp /etc/libvirt/qemu/www.xml /root/guest.xml
 
# XML file
[5] Set basic initial config to GuestOS first before using it.

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