How to start a virtual machine

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How to start a virtual machine

Post by aron » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:23 am

Hi all!

In this post I will describe how to start a virtual machine using the qemu-system-x86_64. Additionally, I use openvswitch for networking (bridge was created as "xenbr0").

Download the necessary file from our server:

Disk image: (or you can use a VMDK:
qemu starter script (atm this requires root, because of the openvswitch -- however you can get rid of this by changing to host-only networking):
openvswitch scripts:

Before continue, edit you "start" script. Change the necessary values.
Add execution rights for: "start", "ovs-ifup" and "ovs-ifdown".

Execute the "start" script, for instance:
$ ./start


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