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Installing KVM/qmeu on RHEL 9.

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Arun Chib
·Dec 16, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • Steps to install KVM on RHEL:

KVM: Kernel-based Virtual Machine.

My Setup:

  • RHEL9 Machine spinning on vbox.

  • Preq: RHEL or any OS iso for server installation.

Steps to install KVM on RHEL:

  1. Run below command to check if virtualization is enabled on your system:
    egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo

The output should be a number greater than 0. If not, enable virtualization in the BIOS settings of your system.

If you are using VBox, then check this box:

  1. Install below packges from yum/dnf repo.

    sudo yum install virt-install virt-viewer libvirt virt-top libguestfs-tools xorg* -y

    After successful installation run following command: virt-manager to launch GUI.

    Note: Try opening the server in a new terminal if you are receiving the error below:

    (virt-manager:5994): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

  2. Create VM using virt-manager GUI:

    • open virt-manager

  • click on File > New Virtual Machine

  • This will launch a fresh VM creation wizard. Since we had downloaded RHEL 9.0 from this page, we'll go with option 1.

    Select Local installation media > click Forward button.

    • Browse the download directory.

    • after that click Browse Local to find the ISO on the local path.

    • Select the iso & click open.

    • After choosing ISO, press Forward to go to the following stage.

    • Set Desired RAM and vCPUS for your Machine.

    • Set Desired Disk Size.

    • Select default Network in our Case.
      Note : We can create a bridge network too and select it at this point.

    • If all goes well you will have GRUB screen in front of you and you can proceed with linux installation.

      • Voilà!

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