Install Linux KVM on CentOS 7

Install kvm with

yum install -y qemu-kvm

Install libvirt, this is used to manage KVM virtual machines.

yum install -y libvirt-daemon-kvm libvirt-client

Enable libvirtd to start on boot

systemctl enable libvirtd

Start libvirtd

systemctl start libvirtd

To see status, run

systemctl status libvirtd

centos 7 kvm libvirtd status

Install virt-install

yum install virt-install

Now you have Linux KVM installed. You can use virt-install or Virt Manager to create virtual machine.

When i create a Virtual Machine on CentOS 7, i get error reated to Failed to create chardev. If you get this error, click here for solution.


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