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How To Extend Windows Storage in KVM ?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Virtualization

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 …

How To Install Pfsense On KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Networking, pfSense

The Pfsense firewall is a good alternative for your home network router. It can even replace the high-end commercial routers at the enterprise network as well. Moreover, it is open source and free too. Unless you are opting for support from netgate. Can I install pfSense on Ubuntu? Pfsense is an open-source firewall based on FreeBSD operating system, and since …

How To Take VM Snapshots In KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux

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 …

10 Easy Steps To Install Windows Server in Linux KVM

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Virtualization

You wanted to install the windows 2019 server on a hypervisor and the option that you have right now is to use the QEMU KVM hypervisor. Then you are in the right place. And when it comes to virtualization I love KVM, as it is Open-source and free too. Whenever I had to choose between hypervisors I would always prefer …

Top 10 Virsh Commands That You Can Use in Linux KVM.

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Virtualization

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

How To Install Windows 10 on Ubuntu KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Ubuntu, Virtualization

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. And the steps mentioned …

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How To Install Ubuntu Desktop On KVM?

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Latest Posts, Linux, Ubuntu

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 …

4 easy step to install CentOS on KVM

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Virtualization

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 …

10 Easy Steps To Install Windows 10 on Linux KVM

Saifudheen Sidheeq KVM, Linux, Virtualization

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 a …