Trying to install VirtualBox‘s Linux Guest Additions under SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP3 currently fails even with the newest VirtualBox version (4.2.16):
When using libvirt, you define virtual networks to facilitate interactions between different virtual machines and/or the outside world. Regardless whether you use virsh or virt-manager, the result will always be a piece of XML code defining the network.
Running libvirtd on openSUSE, you might eventually run into the situation that your KVM guests sooner or later lose network connectivity to the outside world, if some interface on the KVM host goes up or down or SuSEfirewall is run for some other reason, eg. manual restart.
And I was wondering why running Windows Update inside a KVM virtual machine failed with some mysterious error code:
An old bug still bites one trying to connect to libvirtd/, eg. when starting virt-manager. By default, a password prompt asking for the root password appears. You might think that virt-manager would behave like VirtualBox and adding yourself to the libvirt group would suffice but to no avail. While that group exists, in the default… Continue reading Connecting to libvirtd as non-root user on openSUSE 12.2
As a followup to my earlier post, I also did some tests with iPXE‘s bin/undionly.kpxe and bin/undionly.kkpxe targets.
During the past days at FOSDEM, I wanted to do some work on automatic OS installs via PXE servers. Therefore, I set up a virtual machine in VirtualBox and enabled network booting. VirtualBox has a sparely documented DHCP/TFTP server built-in when you set up the network adapter in NAT mode, but for all what it’s… Continue reading PXE booting inside VirtualBox and KVM virtual machines stopwatched (1/2)