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Using virt-install to create a virtual machine template for OpenStack

Playing with KVM and OpenStack I wanted to create a custom Linux virtual machine template. The easiest way to do this is to first create a blank disk using the qemu-img command. qemu-img create -f qcow2 /path/to/systemname.qcow2 20G Here we specify the format as qcow2 with the -f switch, the path to where we want […]

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IBM PureFlex Power Systems remote console not working with serial-over-LAN enabled

During our Lab workout today, we encountered a unique situation where the remote KVM would not function correctly on the Pure Flex Power Series P260 or P460 blades. Upon further digging, we found thatĀ for Power blades, the serial-over-LAN configuration must be disabled for the remote KVM to work. Go to Chassis Management > Compute Nodes […]

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