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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 7

In part 6 of this series I looked at setting up a VNC access to the console of a guest machine in this part I’ll be installing a desktop environment.

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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 6

In part 5 I talked about auto-starting KVM guest machines and setting up a console that could be accessed through virsh. In this section I’ll cover accessing the guest using VNC.

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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 5

In part 4 in this series on installing and running KVM I installed the first guest machine. In this part I’ll tweak the guest so that it’s more to my liking and easier to recover should something go wrong.

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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 4

In part 3 of this series about installing KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 I installed and configured KVM. In this part I’ll be installing a guest.

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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 3

In part 2 of this series about installing KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 I configured the network. In this part I’ll be installing and configuring KVM.

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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 2

In part 1 of the series I covered basic machine set up and preparation. In this second part of the series about setting up KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 I cover setting up the network. Setting up the network can seem quite daunting but a basic KVM install doesn’t actually require much network set up.

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Installing Linux on a PowerEdge 860

I’ve got a couple of old Dell PowerEdge 860 servers. They are nothing to write home about but they are functional and good enough for playing around with (I’m investigating KVM and Xen virtualization at the moment). What I need to do though is install from a USB as I don’t have any CD’s to […]

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Installing and Running KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 Part 1

I’ve been running my own servers for many years now but recently I’ve started to get the feeling that I could be doing a better job of it. I’ve played with virutalization a little both on the desktop and on real servers (I run a small VMware set up for work) but I’ve never translated that […]

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Understanding TUN TAP Interfaces

As I mentioned in the previous article Understanding Bridges, Linux and most other operating systems have the ability to create virtual interfaces which are usually called TUN/TAP devices. This article will discuss those devices with particular focus on how they are used in OpenStack.

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