Check IP address of a virtual guest

There’s a time you want to check virtual guest’s IP, but no way to access the machine as you only have text terminal. You can retrieve IP address by using the following script. #!/bin/bash macaddress=`virsh dumpxml $1 | grep “mac address” | awk ‘BEGIN { FS = “=” }; {print $2}’ | sed ‘s//>/ /’`Continue reading “Check IP address of a virtual guest”

Configuring a Bridge Interface for the KVM-based virtual machines

If you are going to run virtualized host as a web server or some services for the clients, the systems should be accessible from the outside. Unfortunately, the default network configuration in KVM is NAT (Network Address Translation). It is good for some VMs who will co-work with other VMs, but for the server, itContinue reading “Configuring a Bridge Interface for the KVM-based virtual machines”