– title: Enabling Virtualization on Ubuntu date: 2019-04-02 status: draft


  • Enable virtualization in BIOS . For Asus motherboard with Intel CPU, go to BIOS (Press F7 for Advanced Mode) > Advanced > System Agent Configuration > VT-d (Virtualization) > Enable
  • Install libs
sudo apt install -y virt-manager

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin ubuntu-vm-builder bridge-utils ia32-libs-multiarch
  • vert-manager will install the qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system libvirt-clients bridge-utils packages as part of install
sudo apt-get install -y cpu-checker

egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo
  • cpu-checker will give you the kvm-ok command
kvm-ok
INFO: /dev/kvm does not exist
HINT:   sudo modprobe kvm_intel
INFO: For more detailed results, you should run this as root
HINT:   sudo /usr/sbin/kvm-ok
sudo kvm-ok
INFO: /dev/kvm does not exist
HINT:   sudo modprobe kvm_intel
INFO: Your CPU supports KVM extensions
INFO: KVM (vmx) is disabled by your BIOS
HINT: Enter your BIOS setup and enable Virtualization Technology (VT),
      and then hard poweroff/poweron your system
KVM acceleration can NOT be used