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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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How it works...

How to start a virtual machine with QEMU/KVM depends greatly on the type of image and how the partitions are structured inside that image.

We used two different image types with different partitioning schemes to demonstrate this concept.

In step 1, we used the qemu-system-x86_64 command to emulate a x86_64 CPU architecture, specifically we passed the -cpu Nehalem flag, emulating the Nehalem CPU model. We passed the IP address of our host as a parameter to the -vnc flag. This starts a VNC server in the VM so that we can later use a VNC client to connect to the QEMU instance. We specified the amount of memory to be allocated to the instance, in this case, 1GB with the -m flag. We instructed QEMU that we are going to use a raw ...

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