This chapter provides you with an insight into the main topic of our book, which is the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) and its management tools, libvirt and oVirt. We will also learn how to do a complete installation of these tools from scratch using a basic deployment of CentOS 8. You'll find this to be a very important topic as there will be situations where you just don't have all of the necessary utilities installed – especially oVirt, as this is a completely separate part of the overall software stack, and a free management platform for KVM. As oVirt has a lot of moving parts – Python-based daemons and supporting utilities, libraries, and a GUI frontend – we will include a step-by-step guide to make sure that you can install oVirt with ease.
- Getting acquainted with QEMU and libvirt
- Getting acquainted with oVirt