According to the package management system I’m having the following packages installed:
Storage-wise I’m using a LVM volume group called ‘vg0’ (which was imported into the libvirt configuration).
How to use virt-install
To setup a new guest machine I’m using the following command:
That’s mostly it. The parameters configure the following
|-n||virtual_machine_name||the name of the virtual machine, d’oh|
|-r||4096||virtual memory size, this would be 4GB|
|-l, -os*||..||which operating system to install|
|–disk||..||create a new LVM volume with 40GB, use virtio drivers for higher performance|
|-w||..||network configuration, use the default bridge|
|–graphics||none||we don’t need not graphical user interface|
|–autostart||none||automatically start installation|
|-x console||..||also create a virtual console, this will allow us to finish installation|
The host-bridge setup (created by the debian installation) will assign a private IP address to the virtual machine through DHCP. I’m using the virtio drivers as those should yield better performance than the rest.