Boot VM’s with virt-manager and libvirt with ISO’s stored remotely via samba/cifs

Pairing virt-manager with KVM makes booting new VM’s pretty darned easy. I have a QNAP NAS at home with a bunch of ISO’s stored in share available to guests and I wanted to use that with libvirt to boot new VM’s. (By the way, if you’re looking for an off-the-shelf NAS that is built with solid hardware and pretty reliable software, try one of the QNAP devices. You still get access to many of the usual commands that you would normally find on a Linux box for emergencies....

2013-07-07 · 2 min · Major Hayden