Fedora 7 KVM Virtualization How-To
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 3 March 2007. Page 4 of 8. Add A Comment

Next in the virtualization process is to specify a normal disk partition where the virtualized operating system can install or by creating a simple file. If taking the route of a simple file, all that's needed is to select a location of where the image can be saved and then specifying a file-size in Megabytes. There is also the option of whether to allocate the entire virtual disk immediately or on the fly as space is needed.

Finally, the memory and number of virtual CPUs needs to be allocated. When specifying the virtual memory there are options for the startup memory amount as well as the maximum memory amount. Total you cannot exceed more virtual memory than what is installed in the system. The number of virtual CPUs cannot also exceed the number of physical processing cores in the system. Depending upon your system specifications, you will want to adjust the virtual CPUs and memory accordingly. The system we used in this article was an octal-core setup with 4GB of FB-DIMM memory.

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