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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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Getting Started with QEMU and KVM

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing and configuring QEMU
  • Managing disk images with qemu-img
  • Preparing images for OS installation with qemu-nbd
  • Installing a custom OS on the image with debootstrap
  • Resizing an image
  • Using pre-existing images
  • Running virtual machines with qemu-system-*
  • Starting the QEMU VM with KVM support
  • Connecting to a running instance with VNC

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