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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Part III Managing Virtual Machines with QEMU

12 QEMU Overview

QEMU is a fast, cross-platform Open Source machine emulator which can emulate a huge number of hardware architectures for you. QEMU lets you run a complete unmodified operating system (VM Guest) on top of your existing system (VM Host Server).

13 Guest Installation

A virtual machine is comprised of data and operating system files that define the virtual environment. Virtual machines are hosted and controlled by the VM Host Server. This chapter provides generalized instructions for installing virtual machines.

14 Running Virtual Machines with qemu-kvm

Once you have a virtual disk image ready (for more information on disk images, see Section 13.2, “Managing Disk Images with qemu-img”), it is time to start the related virtual machine. Section 13.1, “Basic Installation with qemu-kvm” introduced simple commands to install and run a VM Guest. This cha…

15 KVM Disk Cache Modes

16 Administrating Virtual Machines with QEMU Monitor

When QEMU is running, 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 media, take screen shots or audio grabs and control several other aspects of the…

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