I would like to install a CentOS 6.5 virtual machine on my machine, only with command line tools and basic networking capabilities, i.e a way to have http and ssh connections between the host (Fedora 19) and the CentOS guest.
Being still quite noobish to the nix world, I experienced some trouble.
I first did an unsuccessful attempt to install virtualbox.
I then found this page on the fedorapoject.org's wiki titled: Getting started with virtualization.
I followed the instructions, installed the packages needed (libvirt ...), and enabled virtualization in my BIOS.
I installed my VM from the iso CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal.iso
virt-install --prompt )
While the installation went all right, if I halt the VM I absolutely don't know how to restart it. The webpage I used apparently doesn't mention it, and having a look at virsh or virt-manager manual was not yielding help for me (but maybe because I don't know how to read it properly)
virsh list doesn't show anything but an empty list.
i tried to find the machine I created using
find / -name name_of_vm_as_prompted_during_virt-install
and found nothing
besides, while my guest is running, no network interface is there (except lo), despite the wiki stating that there should be a basic networking interface created by default that would allow me to have connection between guest and host. However on my host I have
virbr0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.122.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.122.255
ether 8e:3d:7c:b3:44:bf txqueuelen 0 (Ethernet)
which, I guess, should be encouraging.
My knowledge on VM is quite limited and so is my understanding of networking.
My questions :
- How to access my created but closed VM
- How to set up the basic network capabilities
- since I have 2 questions, should I split them into two separate threads ?