KVM’d machine

The new machine bought back in December is mounted to the rack, and installed with Ubuntu 10.10 Server. Currently, it’s got approximately 400 GB of disk allocated to it, out of 2 TB total. 4 GB of RAM, total, gives quite a bit of space for virtual servers.

Right now, two virtual machines are set up on the host. One’s a Windows XP desktop, used for experimenting with jOpenRay, the other is a virtual Ubuntu Server 10.10 to be used for installing SRSS with some new and nasty GDM patches. Experimentation, at its finest.

I’m currently using virt-manager, run over a “remote X” session. Just logged in over ssh, giving the “-Y” parameter, and I can run X programs. Works perfectly, and is a very good way to manage multiple virtual servers, on different VM’s. Both KVM and VirtualBox are supported, for example, and you can log in to remote virtual hosts using the virtual manager itself.

winxp_Virtual_Machine

Win XP Virtualized

Oh, and some data on the CPU. It’s a dual core CPU, and the reason I picked it was that it supported virtualization.


model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 1596.000
cache size : 4096 KB

Really need to document what I’ve done with KVM on the machine…

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About magvar

Technical guy, worked with computers since I was twelve, complete nerd, but managed to get married and am now the happy father of three kids.
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