I've decided my next project for my home lab will be centered around KVM. My goal is pretty simple: install, configure, create some VMs, and take / restore snapshots. A secondary goal is chronicle what I do here.
I've just finished Game of Thrones, and I'm tired, so tonight will be some day 0 tasks.
I am starting from scratch with my Dell R310 server. I made a new RAID 1 array of my hard drives (Perc H700 is the RAID controller). And I have a bootable USB stick of Fedora 26 server. I made the bootable USB stick using my Korora 25 laptop and the dd command.
A side note, I need to dive into Squarespace a bit more (or use a different platform as this is one of convenience from a few years ago) do I have dd appear as a code snippet, rather than the entire paragraph.
Moving on. I used the GUI installer for Fedora 26 server and chose the Headless Virtualization option from the installer. I went ahead and configured networking in the installer as well as an administrator user. I let the installer handle the partitioning and formatting of the hard drive.
Tomorrow, Day 1 will be seeing if I can create a VM. Methinks there will be some yak shaving, as this is literally a system with just an OS installed. Also, I'm doing music library tasks for the Peachtree Symphonic Winds after work, but I still have the goal of creating one VM.