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Installing KVM

Install KVM using the following command on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin ubuntu-vm-builder bridge-utils

Verify installation with this command:

virsh -c qemu:///system list

which should display the following:

 Id Name                 State


To help you get started with QEMU/KVM, it's a good idea to install a graphical manager using the command:

sudo apt-get install virt-manager

This command will result in the installation of a menu item in the Applications > System Tools > Virtual Machine Manager, which you'll see in action in Figure 1.

Figure 1 Virtual machines on the Ubuntu host

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