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How To Create VM Manually through command line

Posted by shazim on 02 08 2019. 0 Comments

Step1:   Create raw file ( There are two partitioning types LVM and Raw ) 

        # qemu-img create -f raw v1008.raw 30G

Step2:   Convert image file to raw format

        # qemu-img convert -f raw -O raw /var/virtualizor/kvm/centos-7.1-x86_64.img /home/v1008.raw

Step3:  Assign password for the VM

        # virt-sysprep  -a /home/v1008.raw –root-password password:india123

Step4:  Go to qemu XML location

        #cd  /etc/libvirt/qemu/

Step5:  Copy Old XML file with new one

        # cp v1001.xml v1008.xml

Step6:   Edit the XML file 

        # vi v1008.xml


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Step7:  LOGIN virtual shell 

            NOTE:     ( virsh for KVM server  / vzctl for Openvz server  / pct for Proxmox server )

    # virsh

Step8:  Start the VM

    # Create  /etc/libvirt/qemu/v1008.xml

Step9:   Now take VNC access via VNC  viewer and assign IP address 


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          Take server ip ,port and password from qemu XML file as shown in Image.(Require for VNC Viewer)

Step10:   Now You can take ssh of the new created VM.

Step11:  For listing all created VMs

#virsh  (Go to virsh)

# list   (For listing)

# shutdown vid     or #destroy vid     (For turn off the VM)

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