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Pandora as a QEMU client

The package i compiled does not work. I will provide an older 0.15.1, the same as mcobit QEMU.
You can also recompile it yourself ;): http://wiki.qemu.org/Download
  • I compiled natively QEMU and an optional frontend named AQEMU. You can grab them in the SL4P extra packages repository.
  • AQEMU needs KDE 4 libraries. I will report the needed ones. If you have space on your card, then go for it.
  • As QEMU needs a lot of CPU and RAM, it's a good idea to run it under the fvwm window manager, as it's very light. Of course, you are free to run it under Xfce if you are satisfied with the performance.
  • And to get the optimal experience, launch QEMU with a command-line. See below for some examples.
  • Also, consider disabling all useless services to free the most CPU and RAM you can.

Pandora as a QEMU server

  • You can run one or more headless QEMU instances, and access them through the network, using VNC, or simply ssh. See below for some examples.
  • I recommend that you don't run a window manager, staying in console mode only.
  • Also, consider disabling all useless services to free the most CPU and RAM you can.

Pandora as remote manager

  • With a single Pandora, you can manage a wide range of virtualization technologies, like QEMU-KVM, VirtualBox, VMware, Xen and many other.
  • I compiled libvirt, a virtualization API. You can grab it, along it's dependencies, in the SL4P extra packages repository.

QEMU command-line options

QEMU pnd

  • The mcobit and IngoReis QEMU pnd version works perfectly under Slackware.
  • They provide focused tips for running particular OS, and also a wide choice of pre-installed images. These tips and images are compatible with any QEMU version/host.
  • Check it out there.
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