KVM Kernel Virtualization in Ubuntu Hardy

I just tried KVM under Hardy (which I’m loving by the way) and had some notes in case any other early adopters wanted to give it a try.

To install it, you need three packages (at least, I did):
sudo aptitude install kvm virt-manager libvirt-bin

You’ll also need to add yourself to three groups:

  • System -> Administration -> Users and Groups
  • Click “Unlock”
  • Enter password, etc.
  • Click “Manage Groups”
  • Under each of the following groups, make sure your user name is checked:
    • kvm
    • vde2-net
    • libvirtd
  • Reboot!

When you get the system back up, the Virtual Machine Manager is under Applications -> System Tools.

Have fun!!!