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Installing Non-Linux Guests on KVM

My KVM set up will almost certainly comprise only Linux machines but there is an outside chance I’ll need to run a Windows server in order to have somewhere to install a copy of SQL Server for development purposes. This article will discuss installing non-Linux based operating systems on / under KVM. I’ll be installing […]

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Getting Started with Byobu

Byobu is a text based window manager and if you haven’t used it before you’ll probably think it’s the best thing you’ve never used. In this quick start guide I’ll show you how to install it and get started with some basic functionality. I’ll be starting with a basic Ubuntu 14.04 server installation but this […]

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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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