Testing KVM

We have put up a test KVM repo for those lucky enough to have Intel VT chipset support.

To use this, you’ll need to be on oi_151 beta, which we serve up from the pkg.openindiana.org/dev-il repo. To upgrade from oi_148, simply do:

sudo pkg set-publisher -g http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev-il \
                       -G http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev openindiana.org
sudo pkg image-update --be-name oi_151_beta

(It might bug you to update package/pkg before upgrading)

Once you’re on oi_151, you can set up the KVM repo and install it with:

sudo pkg set-publisher -p http://pkg.openindiana.org/kvm-test
sudo pkg install driver/i86pc/kvm system/qemu system/qemu/kvm

At the moment Illumos haven’t integrated Joyent’s KVM branded zone, and there is no libvirt, so for now you’ll need to use qemu directly. Enjoy!