How to create a KVM template on Arch Linux

Posted on Fri 30 October 2020 in arch • Tagged with arch, kvm, qemu

If you are deploying many virtual machines, templates can be leveraged to save time and even storage if using thin provisioning.

The process of creating a template is two steps:

  1. Create and configure the base operating system image
  2. Use sysprep to remove system-specific settings

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Arch Linux installed on ZFS

Posted on Fri 25 September 2020 in arch • Tagged with arch, zfs

ZFS is both a filesystem and a volume manager. If you have extra RAM in your system it will increase the read speed of your system dramatically by caching the system's most-used files in RAM.

How to use ZFS:

  1. The easiest way to use ZFS with Arch Linux is to …

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