Friday, 17 May 2013

Vitual Apache

Multiple virtual machines Ubuntu server

KVM is virtual machine software for Linux that allows you to run multiple guest operating systems on top of the real host system. Unlike, the basic versions of VMWare and VirtualBox, KVM is designed for running operating systems that do not require a GUI, e.g. servers. In the past at work we had two separate physical internal servers: one for students and one for staff. So when we did a hardware upgrade I setup KVM so that both servers could run as separate virtual guests on the single physical host.

Most of the instructions I followed came from the Ubuntu KVM Guide, as well as the man pages for virt-inst.