Trivial management of 64 bit virtual machines with qemu.
What this script will do
It can handle:
- Virtual hard disk creation, backup and deletion.
- Basic network management: two ports are exposed to the host machine (but you can add as many as you want). One of these two ports is SSH (so admin gets simpler).
- Connection via SSH.
- Shared directory between host and guest.
- Last, but not least, running the virtual machine with all these options.
Setup information and usage
You need a 64 bit machine.
configvmrcbased on your needs. Variables are self-explanatory and I have kept mine as an example.
# pacman -S qemu $ . ./configvmrc $ mkdir -p "$shared_data_path" $ ./qvm -i $ ./qvm -b
Now you can run the virtual machine:
$ ./qvm -r
On your guest machine add the following in
host_share /home/vm/shared 9p trans=virtio,version=9p2000.L 0 0
This will enable the shared directory automatically (no mount commands of any sort).