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How to setup a Virtual Server Host
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CentOS Stream 8

  1. Run the following command to install the mandatory and default packages in the virtualization group:
    # sudo dnf install @virtualization

    Alternatively, to install the mandatory, default, and optional packages, run:

    # sudo dnf group install --with-optional virtualization
  2. After the packages install, start the libvirtd service:
    # sudo systemctl start libvirtd

    To start the service on boot, run:

    # sudo systemctl enable libvirtd



CentOS 7

yum install qemu-kvm libvirt libvirt-python virt-manager libguestfs-tools spice-vdagent -y

yum install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin bridge-utils qemu virt-viewer spice-vdagent

systemctl enable libvirtd

systemctl start libvirtd

Change Spice to any interface





Centos 6.5 x64 Minimal Install



yum install kvm qemu-kvm python-virtinst libvirt libvirt-python virt-manager libguestfs-tools


chkconfig libvirtd on


service libvirtd start


yum install bridge-utils


Open Virt-Manager > click + > Bridge > br0 > Start Mode: onboot > Activate Now > Check eth0

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