Andrew Latham

On August 15, 1994 Linux was trademarked and there is a fun history about that. Happy Linux the Name Day!

Andrew Latham

Playing with some libvirt stuffs and setup a quick task to get my HVM nodes working the way I want. Will update with some fine tuning over time.

---

- name: HVM Packages to install 
  apt: 
    name: "{{ item }}"
    state: latest
  with_items:
    - qemu-kvm
    - libvirt-clients 
    - libvirt-daemon-system

- name: Add user to group
  user:
    name: hvm
    groups: libvirt-qemu,libvirt
    append: yes
Andrew Latham

Clean installs directly from the repos...

Using libvirt (virsh/virt-install/virt-manager) you can install from the HTTP repo of a Linux distribution to be super lazy. During installation you simply provide the URI in the location field or tools like virt-manager will have an option in the wizard.

For Debian you would use:

http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/installer-amd64/

For CentOS which lacks a CDN mirror or I could not find it quickly, you can try:

http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/