|Last Update:||Spring 2015|
|Operating system:||Debian 8.0 Jessie|
|CPU:||2x Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.33GHz|
|RAM:||16 GB DDR2|
Generally, we followed the instructions on the debian wiki.
Things to install
apt-get install htop vim sudo qemu-kvm libvirt-bin virtinst
Network Bridge Setup
In order for the VMs to be on our LAN, a bridge must be set up as follows:
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto br0 iface br0 inet static bridge_ports eth0 address 18.104.22.168 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 22.214.171.124 broadcast 126.96.36.199 dns-nameservers 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
Manual set up:
1) Create new bridge iterface "brctl addbr <bridge_name>"
2) Add existing interface to bridge "brctl addif <bridge_name> <iterface_name>"
3) Bring bridge up "ifconfig <bridge_name> up"
Bridging interfaces will cause the interfaces used to not have an ip address even if they are up. The bridge interface will contain an ip address.
Migration from eevee
To migrate a VM from eevee:
Put iso in /var/lib/libvirt/isos
Put xml file from dump into /var/lib/libvirt/qemu
(The dump can be had by running virsh dumpxml > vm_name.xml on eevee
(The xml file will need to be edited, see the debian wiki)
Put disk image in /var/lib/libvirt/images
virsh define <Your VM Name>.xml