How to Install a KVM Guest OS from the Command-Line

On most Linux servers, your only interface will be a command-line interface. Without the GUI, you cannot use tools like virt-manager. The only way to install a KVM guest OS on such systems from the command-line is via a serial console using the virt-install tool.

How to Install KVM on Linux and Run Guest OS Faster

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization hypervisor for Linux. When you install KVM on Linux, it transforms your Linux distribution into a type-1 hypervisor (bare-metal), enabling you to operate virtual machines at speeds close to the host machine.