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XML libvirt example for kvm with qcow2 and virtio

Here is a sample XML libvirt file, which:

  • Uses bridged network (on Ubunt bridge is automatically configured)
  • Uses virtio driver for network
  • Uses QCOW2 image for disk
  • Uses virtio driver for image
  • Has configured VNC to start on first available port(by default starts from 5900) and listens on localhost

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