Category Archives: qemu

Juniper Olive VM XML

For use with http://web.dit.upm.es/vnxwiki/index.php/Vnx-rootfsolive and http://blog.gns3.net/2009/10/olive-juniper/2/ $ cd /var/lib/libvirt/images $ sudo qemu-img create -f qcow2 vnx_rootfs_olive.qcow2 7G $ sudo wget ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/4.11/4.11-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso $ sudo brctl addbr testnet $ sudo ip addr add 172.18.36.2/24 dev testnet $ sudo ip link set up … Continue reading

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AD Physical to Virtual conversion… Continued!

So I wasn’t able to complete the earlier attempt to boot the VM. Something to do with the SATA backplane not having enough juice to keep both my 6-disk array and the w2k8 disk online at the same time. I … Continue reading

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A sonnet for kpartx

yeah, I don’t have one, but someone should write one.

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Building libvirt on CentOS5 (incomplete)

Much thanks to Brett for the pointers on rpm-fu. http://grantmcwilliams.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=229: $ sudo yum install \ xen-devel \ xhtml1-dtds \ hal-devel \ libpcap-devel \ cyrus-sasl-devel \ parted-devel \ numactl-devel \ avahi-devel \ slang-devel \ libvolume_id-devel \ openldap-devel # device-mapper-devel \ # … Continue reading

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AoE root for KVM guests

Intro So. I’m trying to get familiar with libvirt and friends. To this end, I’ve set up a Lucid virtual machine booting from PXE into an initrd environment which does a pivot_root to an AoE block device. The #virt channel … Continue reading

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