How to Install and Configure KVM on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server

5 Responses

  1. Mac says:

    Great article.. straight to the point..

  2. Steve says:

    Helpful – but virt-install wasn’t recognised for me, I had to install virtinst also:
    sudo apt install virtinst
    Also I needed to replace –location with –cdrom and remove the extra-args (even though I was not using a cd rom, otherwise I got a ‘Couldn’t find hvm kernel .. error)

  3. Gannet says:

    I think it is better to remove netplan and use networkd to configure network including bridges. But thanks for how to use netplan for creating bridges. Now I know it.

  4. Chitzle says:

    Sorry if this is sill question but why do we configure the br0 with a static IP and not the hardware interface ens33? Does this result in the host and the guest OS using the same IP?

    • Pradeep Kumar says:

      Hi Chitzle,

      If you want your virtual machines to be accessed from outside of KVM host then you need to create a bridge, remove the IP from eth0 or ens33 and assign the same ip to bridge interface.
      Map VMs interface to the bridge either via command line or virt-manager.After that you can assign the IP from the VLAN which is associated to bridge.

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