From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KVM Ubuntu Developer Week Session

My apologies for not announcing this in advance, but I just today gave a 1-hour session on KVM in #ubuntu-classroom in IRC for the Ubuntu Developer Week.

You can read the log here.

From this session, you should learn:
  • a bit about what KVM is, how it works, what you need to have to be able to use it
  • launching of a basic virtual machine (using testdrive)
  • dissection of the most useful KVM command line parameters
  • creating a backing disk image (even arbitrarily large, like 1 Petabyte!)
  • live migration of a VM


  1. To get to the meat of the session:


    2. Ctrl-F to search for "kirkland".

    3. If you can't stand the color of the chat log (I couldn't), remove the CSS with your browser. In Firefox, View -> Page Style -> Basic Page Style.

    Thanks for doing this, Dustin!

  2. Thank you for a great session Dustin.
    It definitely encouraged me to explore further into Ubuntu and KVM. I did not know about testdrive nor the live migration possibilities before.

    Keep up the good work!


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