Verifying the KVM service status
In Chapter 3, Installing a KVM Hypervisor, libvirt, and ovirt, we did a basic installation of the overall KVM stack by installing
virt module and using the
dnf command to deploy various packages. There are a couple of reasons why this might not end up being a good idea:
- A lot of servers, desktops, workstations, and laptops come pre-configured with virtualization turned off in BIOS. If you're using an Intel-based CPU, make sure that you find all the VT-based options and enable them (VT, VT-d, VT I/O). If you're using an AMD-based CPU, make sure that you turn on AMD-V. There's a simple test that you can do to check if virtualization is enabled. If you boot any Linux live distribution, go to the shell and type in the following command:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep "vmx|svm...