OpenSUSE Leap 42: Install KVM for virtualization

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1 Install KVM

Install packages for KVM.

> sudo zypper -n in patterns-openSUSE-kvm_server> sudo systemctl enable libvirtd> sudo systemctl restart libvirtd

The user in libvirt group can run virt-manager without sudo.

> sudo gpasswd -a “${USER}” libvirt

2 VNC port

Allow VNC port with using vnc-server.xml so that other machine can access virtual machine.

> for t in FW_CONFIGURATIONS_EXT FW_CONFIGURATIONS_DMZ FW_CONFIGURATIONS_INT; do sudo sed -e “s/^${t}=”(.*)”/${t}=”1 vnc-server”/g” -i /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2done> sudo systemctl restart SuSEfirewall2

3 Enable kvm_intel nested

If Enable kvm_intel nested, you can create nested virtual machine on virtual machine.

> echo “options kvm_intel nested=1” | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/99-local.conf> sudo reboot

4 Run virt-manager

You can manage virtual machines via GUI with virt-manager. For managing virtual machines via CUI, use virsh and virt-install.

> virt-manager


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