Building A Cloud Like Development Environment Using KVM

  • July 19, 2014 · 4:00 PM
  • Akamai Technologies

Do you feel that your system is accumulating lots of unnecessary packages because you experiment with a lot of new open source software?

Have you faced this issue that during deployment you see that something doesn't work in production because your production environment and development environment are different?

Are you afraid to try out new software because it could break your system?

In this session, we discuss the use of KVM and virt-manager to build a cloud-like development environment that is close to the production environment. At jnaapti, we have been following this practice since the beginning and it has helped us in catching deployment related issues early.

Hardware/Software Requirements:
If my host is windows & I run ubuntu as my guest machine (on virtual box), will I able to run KVM inside guest?

Answer: No, but you can run qemu, but it's going to be slow as it needs 2 levels of virtualization.

You need a Linux host. We recommend having Ubuntu/Fedora Desktop as your host. Also, you need a processor with virtualization support. Intel i3, i5 or i7 are fine.

You shouldn't have UEFI or Virtualization disabled in your BIOS.

Note: RSVP only if you are 100% sure of attending the event else Give an opportunity to the genuinely interested.

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Registration Fee: Free of cost

Who should attend this?

Beginners to virtualization technologies

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  • Gautham P.

    A couple of you requested for the BASH auto-completion scripts that I use in my system. Here you go:

    1 · July 28

  • Jyotsna

    The meet up was good. That was my first meetup with jnaapti. The presentation was quite comprehensive. Looking forward to more of these. It was a good place to meet people with similar career interests and experience. Thanks for the same!

    1 · July 22

  • Rajesh K

    Really nice session. Thanks Gautham and team.

    1 · July 21

  • Tarun J.

    Very Good Workshop. Gautham is very good in delivering content as well as answering technical question even that is out of the scope of workshop.

    1 · July 21

  • Rupanjan S.

    It was an awesome meetup as usual!

    1 · July 21

  • Sandeep

    Gautam, why do u say that machine should not have UEFI. I am about to ourchase a new Dell Inspiron laptop with i7 and Win 8.1 which has UEFI. Wont it support virtualization ?

    July 20

    • Gautham P.

      UEFI can cause problems when booting to Linux. Check your laptop model and see if any easy fixes are available. Here is a link to look at:­

      July 21

  • Rakesh K.

    Any contact numbers/landmark of the venue in case of issues finding the location? Is it close to RMZ ecospace on the ORR?

    July 19

    • Shreelaxmi G.

      It's on the opposite side a little further from Ecospace. You can call this number:[masked] in case you need help.

      July 19

  • Dilip K.

    Jschannel conference will end by 6pm. So, won't be able to attend

    July 19

    • Gautham P.

      No problem. Request you to un-RSVP if you haven't already. Thanks.

      July 19

  • upendrag

    Hi Gautham/SreeLakshmi,
    Can I bring one of my collegue for this session.He is very much interested.He is currently working on SDN.

    July 19

  • Dilip

    Hi Gautham,

    I f I have Windows host and over there virtual box with Ubuntu/Fedora, then Any possibility to enable the cloud-like development environment setup ?

    1 · July 14

    • Ravi

      It is possible to use "Oracle Virtualbox" software on a Windows host and create "Ubuntu/Fedora"­ guest hosts or virtual machines. This setup enables you to create cloud-like development environment.

      July 19

    • Ravi

      We can assume that we are using "Oracle Virtualbox" instead of "KVM with Qemu" to provide a "virtual environment". We can also use Qemu without KVM to create "Virtual Environment".

      July 19

  • Arohi K.

    Interested in cloud computing

    1 · July 14

  • Sandeep T.

    What is the Event Location?

    1 · July 14

    • Shreelaxmi G.

      Looking at Akamai, Outer ring road. Waiting for the confirmation today.

      July 14

  • saravana

    hi Gautam, i am your regular meet-ups attendee & you know, i am gonna be here for this too.....
    just some questions:::::
    1) if my host is windows & i run ubuntu as my guest machine (on virtual box), will i able to run KVM inside guest?
    2) On net, it says, you need hardware support for running KVM & the processor that supports it is Intel VT... and my processor description is as, Intel Core i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00 GHz... Does it already has hardware virtualization support?
    thanks is a plain one word for your invaluable service to the open source community... but then, thanks a lot...

    1 · July 13

    • Gautham P.

      1. No, but you can run qemu, but it's going to be slow as it needs 2 levels of virtualization. I recommend having an Ubuntu/Fedora host.
      2. I7 shouldn't be a problem. Core 2 duo onwards is fine.
      Only thing to check is BIOS support. We have seen issues due to 2 things: 1. UEFI and 2. Virtualization disabled in BIOS. Thanks for being our fan. A little support and appreciation can go a long way!

      July 13

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