Virtualization with KVM – Helper Scripts

This will be the final article on “Virtualization with KVM” topic. Up till now I covered the topics on how to install and configure KVM, how to customize it a bit more and finally how to create a first guest machines. In this article I will present a set of BASH scripts one can use to ease up the general management of your virtual infrastructure built on top of KVM.

Prerequisites

Opting for a “quick start” method will actually install KVM hypervisor on your computer. Be absolutely sure this is what you want, because KVM can be resource intensive.

You should have your virtualization platform ready. If this is not the case, please skip to the first article in this series and get yourself familiar with the topic at hand. If you are lazy and don’t want to read, well here is a quick start method if you are using a Debain based Linux distribution. Open your terminal and download and execute my KVM Auto-Install script:

# wget -c http://www.zacks.eu/wp-content/uploads/files/kvm_autoinstall/kvm_autoinstall.tar.gz
# ./kvm-autoinstall.sh

Please use sudo command if you’re not using a root user. This will set you up with KVM virtualization infrastructure in a minute or two. Once ready, you can try my super duper simple scripts I’m about to present in this article. Continue reading “Virtualization with KVM – Helper Scripts”