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How to create and manage KVM virtual machines from CLI

Objective

Learn how to create and manage KVM virtual machines from command line

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – All Linux distributions

Requirements

  • Root access
  • Packages:
    • qemu-kvm – The main package
    • libvirt – Includes the libvirtd server exporting the virtualization support
    • libvirt-client – This package contains virsh and other client-side utilities
    • virt-install – Utility to install virtual machines
    • virt-viewer – Utility to display graphical console for a virtual machine

Difficulty

MEDIUM

Conventions

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Introduction to SELinux concepts and management

Objective

Introduction to SELinux concepts and management

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Linux distribution agnostic

Requirements

  • Root access on a working Linux installation with a valid SElinux policy
  • policycoreutils package: it provides getsebool, setsebool, restorecon utilities
  • coreutils package: provides chcon utility
  • policycoreutils-python package: provides semanage command
  • policycoreutils-newrole: provides the newrole program
  • setools-console: provides seinfo command

Difficulty

MEDIUM

Conventions

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How to manage ACLs on Linux

Objective

Introduction to the management of ACLs ( Access Control List ) on Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Linux distribution agnostic

Requirements

  • Root access on a working Linux installation
  • Knowledge of Discretionary permission system
  • A filesystem which supports ACLs (e.g xfs, ext2, ext3, ext4), mounted with the ‘acl’ option
  • Having the ‘acl’ package installed

Difficulty

MEDIUM

Conventions

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