Creating a new VM using virt-manager
virt-manager (a GUI tool for managing VMs) and
virt-install (a command-line utility for managing VMs) are two of the most commonly used utilities in Kernel-based VM (KVM) virtualization. By using them, we can do practically everything to our VMs—create, start, stop, delete, and much more. We already had a chance to work with these two utilities in previous chapters, but we need to take a more structured approach to the subject as they offer loads of additional options that we haven't have a chance to discuss yet. We'll also add some other utilities that are a part of the
virt-* command stack that are very, very useful.
Let's start with
virt-manager and its familiar GUI.
virt-manager is the go-to GUI utility to manage KVM VMs. It's very intuitive and easy to use, albeit lacking in functionality a bit, as we will describe a bit later. This is the main