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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will need the following:

  • The QEMU binaries, provided after following the Installing and configuring QEMU recipe
  • The custom raw Debian image we built in the Installing a custom OS on the image with debootstrap recipe
  • The CentOS qcow2 image we downloaded in the Using pre-existing images recipe

Let's have a look at what CPU architectures QEMU supports on the host system:

root@kvm:~# qemu-system-x86_64 --cpu helpx86 qemu64 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+x86 phenom AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processorx86 core2duo Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHzx86 kvm64 Common KVM processorx86 qemu32 QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.5+x86 kvm32 Common 32-bit KVM processorx86 coreduo Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2600 ...

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