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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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How it works...

In this recipe, we demonstrated how to manually perform an offline migration of a KVM instance from one host to another, using an iSCSI pool. In the Online migration using the virsh command recipe later in this chapter, we are going to perform a live migration using the same iSCSI pool and instance we created in this recipe, using the virsh command, thus avoiding downtime for the instance.

Let's step through the process and explore in more detail how the manual offline migration was accomplished.

We start with the server that is going to be presenting the iSCSI target by first installing the required iSCSI target server packages in step 1. In step 2, we enable the iSCSI target functionality, enabling the server to export block ...

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