Prepping Ubuntu 10.10 for easy KVM-Setup

These are just the basic preparatory steps along with a list of necessary packages. Comprehensive howtos have to be found elsewhere.

Fist, one needs to check if the necessary hardware prerequisites for virtualisation in KVM are met:

egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo 

If there is no output, KVM can't be set up on that machine.

Nowadays, the simple command kvm-ok is available in recent Ubuntu releases and checks kvm compatibility of the available CPU.

Next step is to install the necessary packages:

aptitude install libvirt-bin kvm ubuntu-vm-builder virt-viewer virt-manager

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