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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2

Part V Managing Virtual Machines with QEMU

  • 29 QEMU Overview
  • QEMU is a fast, cross-platform open source machine emulator which can emulate many hardware architectures. QEMU lets you run a complete unmodified operating system (VM Guest) on top of your existing system (VM Host Server). You can also use QEMU for debugging purposes—you can easily stop your runnin…

  • 30 Setting Up a KVM VM Host Server
  • This section documents how to set up and use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 as a QEMU-KVM based virtual machine host.

  • 31 Guest Installation
  • The libvirt-based tools such as virt-manager and virt-install offer convenient interfaces to set up and manage virtual machines. They act as a kind of wrapper for the qemu-system-ARCHcommand. However, it is also possible to use qemu-system-ARCH directly without using libvirt-based tools.

  • 32 Running Virtual Machines with qemu-system-ARCH
  • Once you have a virtual disk image ready (for more information on disk images, see Section 31.2, “Managing Disk Images with qemu-img”), it is time to start the related virtual machine. Section 31.1, “Basic Installation with qemu-system-ARCH” introduced simple commands to install and run a VM Guest. …

  • 33 Virtual Machine Administration Using QEMU Monitor
  • When a virtual machine is invoked by the qemu-system-ARCH command, for example qemu-system-x86_64, a monitor console is provided for performing interaction with the user. Using the commands available in the monitor console, it is possible to inspect the running operating system, change removable med…