How To Take Snapshot Of a VM in KVM?

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When I started to work with KVM,  I used to ask myself a question How do I backup and restore a KVM VM?, or How do I revert my virtual machine to its old state, when things go wrong while I am making some changes. In the beginning, I used to copy the image from default libvirt default directory /var/log/libvirt/images/vm.qcow2 … Read More

9 Easy Steps To Configure Palo-Alto Firewall In GNS3

Saifudheen SidheeqKVM, Linux6 Comments

When you wanted to build and practice Paloalto lab, you have got multiple options. You could try physical gears if you can afford one, else virtualize them. So does gns3 support Palo alto? The Palo alto firewall works perfectly fine on the GNS3 environment. I have done multiple POC labs in GNS3 with it. One drawback is that without a … Read More

Useful KVM commands

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In the last few blogs, I covered how you can install different Operating systems in a KVM host. But some of you are wondering I got this guest OS installed but how do I manage it. In this blog, let’s take a look at some of the useful KVM command line commands which you can run on the terminal. The … Read More

Install windows 10 on Ubuntu KVM

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I love Ubuntu, especially when I wanted to work with python programming, But I also love windows 10 because of its GUI and the vast variety of software support. In the last blog, I covered how you can install windows 10 on Centos/Redhat KVM. But in this tutorial I going to cover the Debian derivative Ubuntu. Since I get a … Read More

How to install ubuntu VM on KVM?

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I have a CentOS machine but there are times I would wanted to switch from CentOS to Ubuntu, how do I do that ? You can have a dual boot with both the Centos and the Ubuntu but if you wanted to switch from Centos to Ubuntu then you would have to shut down the Centos and during the boot … Read More

4 easy step to install CentOS on KVM

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CentOS is one of my favorite Linux distros, I have been using them for quite a while for my labs as well as in POC’s. If I have to do some testing in the Redhat production servers I would prefer to use Centos as an alternate as both are identical and configuration looks the same and Centos doesn’t require a … Read More

10 Easy Steps To Install Windows 10 on Linux KVM

Saifudheen SidheeqKVM, Linux, Virtualization7 Comments

I usually use the windows vm machine as a jump server inside my labs, that way I can move around the files and stuff quickly, sometimes I install the windows machine on the ESXi host else I would install it on the KVM.  For some, they wanted to use windows machines on their Linux box. They can either install Vmware … Read More

How To Extend Windows Storage in KVM ?

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I have one windows machine that I use as an alternate operating system in my Linux KVM. Recently I noticed that the C drive in my windows got filled up and there is not enough space left to store any more data. If you have a physical box then it is a little difficult, as you have to expand your … Read More