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Trying to run KVM on newly installed laptop. Laptop is Dell Inspiron 3520 - i5 CPU so should have VT capability. OS is RHEL 6.X 64bit - lsmod does not ...
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    KVM on inspiron 3250 running RHEL 6.X


    Trying to run KVM on newly installed laptop.

    Laptop is Dell Inspiron 3520 - i5 CPU so should have VT capability.

    OS is RHEL 6.X 64bit -

    lsmod does not show kvm installed. I do see the vmx flag in /proc/cpuinfo.

    Not yet registered with RHN.

    Question: Do I need to register and install KVM package(s) or is there some other configuration issue that needs to be addressed?


    Thanks In Advance.

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    Hello and welcome!

    Start off w/making sure some core packages are installed:

    Code:
    yum install libvirt libvirt-daemon virt-manager virt-viewer
    (not positive about those package names - those are my Fedora 17 package names)

    then fire up the daemon:
    Code:
    service libvirtd start
    then launch the manager GUI:
    Code:
    virt-manager

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    core packages are not installed -

    libvirtd is an unrecognized service ...



    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    Hello and welcome!

    Start off w/making sure some core packages are installed:

    Code:
    yum install libvirt libvirt-daemon virt-manager virt-viewer
    (not positive about those package names - those are my Fedora 17 package names)

    then fire up the daemon:
    Code:
    service libvirtd start
    then launch the manager GUI:
    Code:
    virt-manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus View Post
    core packages are not installed -

    libvirtd is an unrecognized service ...
    sorry, i meant "libvirt", drop the "d".

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    same thing ...

    libvirt: unrecognized service

    Is it possible this package is on another CD? ...


    Thanks For You Kindly.


    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    sorry, i meant "libvirt", drop the "d".

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    Quote Originally Posted by opus View Post
    same thing ...

    libvirt: unrecognized service

    Is it possible this package is on another CD? ...
    okay, there is some confusion. The package name is "libvirt" and the service/daemon is "libvirtd". so to install:
    Code:
    yum install libvirt
    to check if installed:
    Code:
    rpm -qv libvirt
    to use the service:
    Code:
    service libvirtd status
    service libvirtd start
    at least this is true of Centos 6.4 that I just checked.

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