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KVM Virtualization Cookbook by Konstantin Ivanov

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As an alternative to directly running the qemu-system-* commands, on Ubuntu systems there's the qemu-kvm package that provides the /usr/bin/kvm binary. This file is a wrapper to the qemu-system-x86_64 command, and it passes the -enable-kvm parameter to it automatically.

To install the package and use the kvm command instead, run the following:

root@kvm:~# apt install qemu-kvm...root@kvm:~# kvm -name debian -vnc 146.20.141.254:0 -cpu Nehalem -m 1024 -drive format=raw,index=2,file=debian.img -daemonizeroot@kvm:~# pgrep -lfa qemu25343 qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -name debian -vnc 146.20.141.254:0 -cpu Nehalem -m 1024 -drive format=raw,index=2,file=debian.img -daemonizeroot@kvm:~#

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