Recently I’ve needed to edit some qcow2 disk images before booting them with KVM, to change the default password or IP address/hostname etc etc. Luckily I found that linux lets you do this pretty easily with just a couple of extra commands on top of your normal ‘mount’. This was tested in Ubuntu 12.04+ so […]

Linux KVM

A quick and dirty guide to installing KVM with OpenVSwitch in Ubuntu 14.04 (I have a feeling this should also work in debian 7, feel free to comment if it doesn’t) Install required packages sudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch qemu-kvm libvirt-bin After the install has completed we need to remove/destroy the bridge and recreate it in […]