Category Archives: Virtualization


KVM virtualisation is a Kernel based virtualisation. It actually stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine. It means that each of your virtual machine will have it´s own virtual hardware, such as network card, graphic card, memory and hard drive. To setup Read more…


I prefer using a gui when controlling my virtual machines. Learning how to control them in the most basic way from the command line or terminal is easy. It is very self explanatory once you know about the virsh command. Read more…


The Virtual Machine Manager is a small powerful tool when it comes to handling your kvm guests. To install the Virtual Machine Manager we do: apt-get install virt-manager It is now ready to run. However to connect to your KVM Read more…


Create… Create the virtual machine, named MySQL in this example: VBoxManage createvm –name “MySQL” –register We give it 512MB ram, enable acpi, boot on dvd and a bridged network card: VBoxManage modifyvm “MySQL” –memory 512 –acpi on –boot1 dvd –nic1 Read more…


I find Virtualbox easy to work with, and usually stable. For performance I would check out KVM or XEN HVM instead. Update! The larger Linux distros are skipping XEN for KVM in latest versions. Anyway, let’s get it in there. Read more…