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Introduction : Deploying LiveCapture Virtual on KVM : Virt-install deployment from the command line
Virt-install deployment from the command line
To deploy a LiveCapture Virtual instance from the command line:
1. Download the LivePCA_Virtual_KVM_*.tar.gz package from LiveAction to the desired KVM host machine.
2. Determine the image store location. The recommended location for RedHat and Ubuntu is /var/lib/libvirt/images. In this guide, the following path is used:
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/libvirt/images/livepca
3. Extract the two raw disk images from LivePCA_Virtual_KVM_*.tar.gz and archive to your desired image store location.
sudo tar xvzf LivePCA_Virtual_KVM_*.tar.gz -C /var/lib/libvirt/images/livepca
4. Define the LiveCapture Virtual machine using virt-install. If you used a different image store location than mentioned earlier, please update both ‘--disk’ entries with the correct path. The first ‘network’ entry is for the management, so we recommend configuring ‘bridge’ networking. The second ‘network’ entry is the capture network.
sudo virt-install \
--import \
--name livepca \
--description “
LiveCapture Virtual” \
--virt-type kvm \
--cpu host --vcpus 8 \
--ram 16384 \
--os-type linux --os-variant ubuntu18.04 \
--network bridge=br0,model=virtio \
--network network=default,model=virtio \
--disk /var/lib/libvirt/images/livepca/disk1.img,device=disk,format=raw,bus=virtio,cache=none \
--disk /var/lib/libvirt/images/livepca/disk2.img,device=disk,format=raw,bus=virtio,cache=none \
--graphics vnc --noautoconsole
5. Your LiveCapture Virtual image should have successfully installed and be up and running. To verify the current state of your LiveCapture Virtual machine, execute the following command:
sudo virsh list
6. To configure the LiveCapture Virtual image to boot on start, execute the following command:
sudo virsh autostart livepca
7. To determine the IP address of the running LiveCapture Virtual image, execute the following command:
sudo virsh domifaddr livepca
NOTE: You can also log in from the VM console and run ifconfig eth0 to look up the IP address.
8. You can proceed to configuring Ethernet and NTP server settings for LiveCapture Virtual. See Configuring Ethernet settings by command script and Configuring an NTP server.
9. You can begin using LiveCapture Virtual as a virtual appliance.