6.1 Installing KVM

To install KVM and KVM tools, proceed as follows:

  1. Start YaST and choose Virtualization > Install Hypervisor and Tools.

  2. Select KVM server for a minimal installation of QEMU tools. Select KVM tools if a libvirt-based management stack is also desired. Confirm with Accept.

  3. To enable normal networking for the VM Guest, using a network bridge is recommended. YaST offers to automatically configure a bridge on the VM Host Server. Agree to do so by choosing Yes, otherwise choose No.

  4. After the setup has been finished, you can start setting up VM Guests. Rebooting the VM Host Server is not required.