VirtManager – KVM: Quick installation and basic usage video (Part 1)


In this video tutorial we will use a tool called virt-manager that allows you to use a graphical interface to interact with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Usually, most people that need a tool to create virtual machines, they are probably using Virtual Box or VMware. This are third party tools that provide their own virtualization technologies for use in Linux.

Fortunately, you don’t actually need this tools as the Linux Kernel has built in Visualization technology called KVM.

In the following video I am showing you how to:

  • Check if your CPU has Virtualization capabilities (99.99% it will)
  • Install Virt-Manager on Ubuntu
  • Install dependencies
  • Create a new Disks pools in your Home folder so that we can avoid using the system partition (if you have separated / and /home)
  • Create a Virtual Machine, configure RAM and CPU, create a Virtual Hard Disk for the guest OS
  • Some useful options (system tray icon, full screen mode, pausing, resuming etc.
  • Reattaching the ISO file to the VM so that you can boot again from the installation media




  1. Hi,
    Thanks for this useful video. I was planning on installing a Ubuntu 16.04 (beta2) guest on my Ubuntu 14.04 host. But that is not one of the option to select. Do you now how to solve this?


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