Virtual Machine Learning Activity - VMs

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, we’re going to be using the provisioned servers to practice managing virtual machines in a RHEL7 environment. We’ll start an instance, and then investigate the settings to discover the location of the VM storage.

*This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.*

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Find the Name of the Virtual Machine on the Server
  1. Sudo into the root user:
    [cloud_user@host]$ sudo -i 
  2. List the installed virtual machines:
    [root@host]# virsh list --all
Start the VM
  1. Start the VM:
    [root@host]# virsh start centos7.0
Determine the Location and Names of the Files that the VM Contains
  1. Look at the configuration of an individual VM by running:
    [root@host]# virsh edit centos7.0
  2. What we’ll see is an XML file. Sections labled disk contain the source file for all the disks allocated to the VM. We should see references to files in /var/lib/libvirt/images/, including centos7.0.

Additional Resources

You've been provided with a server that has a virtual machine set up. Start the VM and investigate how it is set up.

Note: Please give the the lab an extra minute or two before starting the lab to ensure the server has finished provisioning.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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