[virt-tools-list] Install KVM Virtual machine with virt-install on a LVM partition

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 09:08:45 UTC 2012

Le 26. 04. 12 10:40, Richard W.M. Jones a écrit :
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:36:31AM +0200, Arno Gaboury wrote:
>> Why don't you specify --network? Not needed ?
> It depends.  No --network gives you the defaults.
> You could also specify: --network bridge=br0
>> Is graohics spice best than vnc?
> Usually yes.
>> I do not want to use btrfs but ext4, but my host (Archlinux) use
>> btfrs. Is this the reason I shall add #options="-x btrfs" ? Or shall
>> I remove?
> It's commented out in the script.  Only Fedora would use this option.
>> What about sparse=false ? Not needed? Obsolete, or not a good solution?
> I thought you were using an LV as storage?  There's no choice for LVs
> (except with extremely recent versions of LVM that you're unlikely to
> be using).
> Rich.
Here we go :


#created Thursday April 26
#following Richard W.M.Jones <rjones at redhat.com> advices and script
#this script can be changed according your own need. This one will
#install a debian VM called daffodil on a LVM partition, with 2 CPU, 
8192 RAM

# Script used to install VMs.
# You have to lvcreate the disk first!
# lvcreate -L sizeG -n $name vg_data

set -e

cpus="--cpu=host --vcpus=2"
disk="--disk path=/dev/vg0/lv_daffodil"
graphics="--graphics spice"
network="--network bridge=br0"

virt-install -n $name -r 8192 \
   $cpus $type $variant $disk $location $graphics $extra $network

Hope everything is correctly set up and it can help other users. I 
realised KVM is not so straightforward and could be very different 
depending on your source.

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