Category Archives: Virtualization

PXE Booting Guide

Configure DHCP ServerConfiguration below is for isc-dhcp-server on Linux: # For hardware LAN Boot ROMs:option tftp-server-address 192.168.1.200;filename “pxelinux.0”;# For HyperV Guests:# option 60 = client identifieroption dhcp-client-identifier “PXEClient”;# option 66 = TFTP server nameoption tftp-server-name “192.168.1.200”;# option 67 = Bootfile nameoption bootfile-name “pxelinux.0”; 2. Configure TFTP ServerOn Linux, tftp-hpa is recommended, with a directory structure … Continue reading PXE Booting Guide

Qemu Guest Agent on Windows

Qemu Guest Agent (qemu-ga) can be installed in Windows guests virtualized on KVM or Qemu. The qemu-ga executable provides information, such as IP address or CPU statistics, to the host. Use the virtio-win-x.x.x.iso provided with your host distribution, or download from https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/Install the vioserial driver for PCI Simple Communications Controller.Install the guest agent from D:\guest-agent. However, … Continue reading Qemu Guest Agent on Windows

Qemu on Windows

Qemu can be used to run virtual guests on Windows. Recommended binaries can be downloaded from: http://lassauge.free.fr/qemu/ i386 binary provides better performance on x64, if you are happy to run a 32-bit guest. For basic machines the various selections of hardware devices generally don’t have significant impact on performance. Poor VNC code in Qemu 2.5.0 heavily … Continue reading Qemu on Windows

VirtualBox with phpvirtualbox on Debian Wheezy

A rough guide to using phpvirtualbox on Debian Wheezy: Install VirtualBox: apt-get install virtualbox Create user vbox, member of group vboxusers: adduser vbox vboxusers If using the VirtualBox GUI change the VirtualBox menu item to run as vbox:(suggest installing lxmenu) VirtualBox vbox In VirtualBox GUI change the location for VM’s: File -> Preferences -> General -> Default … Continue reading VirtualBox with phpvirtualbox on Debian Wheezy

Copy disk images for Vmware, KVM, etc.

(Ref: Elvis, http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=933797) These instructions can be used to copy full disk images over a network, including from or to physical and/or virtual machines. Because it is a bit-by-bit copy of the disk the process is independent of the file system or partition type, but there must be sufficient space on the destination disk. Individual partitions … Continue reading Copy disk images for Vmware, KVM, etc.