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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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How it works...

In step 1, we installed the package on Ubuntu. The postinstall script started the libvirt daemon after the package was successfully installed. We verified that in step 2.

In step 3, we examined the main configuration file for the service-side daemon - libvirtd. The process runs on the host OS and manages tasks for the virtual machines, such as configuration, life cycle management, migration, storage, and networking, as we are going to see later in this chapter. The userspace tools provided by the package we installed communicate with the daemon by sending requests on a local Unix domain socket. The default options we saw in step 3 are sufficient for the recipes in this chapter, but the configuration file is rather large. We ...

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