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Hi all, I'm prepared to migrate my VirtualBox to KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 I found following documents; 1) KVM installation Install a KVM host on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 9 ...
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    Building a KVM box


    Hi all,

    I'm prepared to migrate my VirtualBox to KVM on Ubuntu 14.04

    I found following documents;

    1) KVM installation
    Install a KVM host on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 9
    Install a KVM host on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr - Thomas Elsen Security Blog

    HowTo Install KVM and OpenVSwitch in Ubuntu 14.04
    HowTo Install KVM and OpenVSwitch in Ubuntu 14.04 | blog.ngineered.co.uk

    2) Migration:-
    How To Migrate from VirtualBox to KVM on Ubuntu 11.04 (NattyNarwhal)
    Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax: How To Migrate from VirtualBox to KVM on Ubuntu 11.04 (NattyNarwhal)


    Please advise;
    A1)
    1) above:-
    Is there a newer document for me to follow?

    A2)
    Open vSwitch is completely new to me. Just read it briefly on Internet.

    Connecting containers on several hosts with Open vSwitch
    Connecting containers on several hosts with Open vSwitch | S3hh's Blog

    Whether it can connect hosts on another PC via Intranet? I have 2 PCs, PC1 running VirtualBox and PC2 this new box which I'm prepared to build.

    B)
    Migration
    I suppose the steps will be similar for LVM partition?

    Is there a newer document to follow?


    Thanks in advice.

    Regards
    satimis

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    You don't need ovs for KVM to run. Just install qemu-kvm, libvirt-bin, and virt-manager (not sure what it's called in Ubuntu). virt-manager is the GUI for the easily managing your virtual hosts. There should be a way to use the VirtualBox disk images natively, or use the qemu-image tool to convert the image.

    There may be some tinkering with settings to get your VMs to actually boot. You might have to change the MACs in the installs, or hand change the network MACs on KVM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    You don't need ovs for KVM to run.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your advice.

    I'm curious to know "what is the use of Open vSwitch"?

    Just install qemu-kvm, libvirt-bin, and virt-manager (not sure what it's called in Ubuntu). virt-manager is the GUI for the easily managing your virtual hosts. There should be a way to use the VirtualBox disk images natively, or use the qemu-image tool to convert the image.

    There may be some tinkering with settings to get your VMs to actually boot. You might have to change the MACs in the installs, or hand change the network MACs on KVM.
    I ran KVM before, 8~9 years ago, later switching to VirtualBox. I still have relevent documentation on my database. But now it may not work for me. For such a reason I started this thread.

    Also I have performed migration before from KVM to VirtualBox. Now I have to do the other way round. I'll start my exploration after getting a 512G SSD.

    Regard
    satimis

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