KVM guest // OpenBSD

assuming kvm is up and running already

as user (assuming you’re a member of the libvirt group)

guest=obsd69

osinfo-query os | grep openbsd | tail -2
variant=...

mkdir -p /data/guests/$guest/
cd /data/guests/$guest/
virt-install \
    --name $guest \
    --vcpus 2 \
    --ram 256 \
    --disk path=/data/guests/$guest/$guest.qcow2,size=8,bus=virtio \
    --cdrom /data/ISO-IMAGES/install69.iso \
    --network bridge=virbr0,model=virtio \
    --os-variant $variant \
        --graphics vnc --noautoconsole

and select serial console during installation

now check that serial console works

virsh console obsd69

pre-define some libvirt interface and shut the machine down to eventually use it as a template

e.g. for OpenBSD

vi /etc/myname

obsd

    vi /etc/hostname.vio2

    inet 192.168.122.19/24 up

vi /etc/hosts

192.168.122.19  obsd

shutdown -p now

virsh undefine obsd69
ls -lhF /data/kvm/obsd69.qcow2

start from scratch

virsh destroy obsd69
virsh undefine obsd69
rm -f /data/kvm/obsd69.qcow2

Serial console

in case you didn’t get the chance to get a serial console already

    vi /etc/boot.conf

    set tty com0

    vi /etc/ttys

    tty00 "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" vt220 on secure

Resources

install

https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/kvmvirtualization-virt-install-openbsd-unix-guest/

https://bobcares.com/blog/install-openbsd-as-guest-operating-system-using-kvm-virt-install/

http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=8791

ops

https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-linux-delete-a-running-vm-guest-on-kvm/

todo

https://computingforgeeks.com/use-virt-manager-as-non-root-user/


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