Problems with missing locale files on Fedora 20 made libvirtd service not starting

Posted on Wed 15 January 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, KVM, libvirtd, locale

Since I am using Fedora 20 now for a while on two machines I came over some smaller bugs with my configuration.

I installed my systems using the KDE spin and installed with en_US language but a german keyboard layout. It looks like something after installation on my workstation did …

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Some experiences with KVM

Posted on Sun 01 May 2011 in Linux • Tagged with Fedora, KVM, Virtualization

On my workstation I am running Fedora and KVM for testing some Linux based configurations. It's an AMD based system with 2 x Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2216, 8Gb of Ram and normal SATA hard discs. Works still o.k for everything I am experimenting with and has enough …

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Virtualization in general, for technicans and business people.

Posted on Wed 27 April 2011 in misc • Tagged with KVM, server consolidating, Virtualization, VMware, Xen

In this article I will explain what is meant by the buzzword Virtualization and how this can improve your IT environment in the VMware/XEN/KVM context.

One thing which Virtualization is not, it's magic. Many consultants are trying to explain it's as a total new technology and big improvement …

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Install KVM on CentOS

Posted on Tue 19 April 2011 in CentOS • Tagged with CentOS, KVM

How to install KVM virtualization technologie on CentOS 5.4. This Howto explains step by step how to install KVM and how to create a VirtualMachine using Virtual Manager GUI.

Before you install KVM you need to verify that your CPU is compatible.

One of the following keywords needs to …

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Setup bridge device on CentOS

Posted on Tue 19 April 2011 in misc • Tagged with CentOS, KVM

Howto setup a bridge device on CentOS or Fedora.

If you need to bring your KVM VM's into the same local area network like your host is in you need to configure a bridge device.

  1. Install all needed packages:

    yum install bridge-utils

    yum install tunctl

  2. Disable NetworkManager and enable network …

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