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Virtualization on Fedora


Getting started with virtualization on Fedora


Fedora uses the


family of tools as its virtualization solution, as an alternative to Virtualbox or VMWare.

Detailed instructions can also be found here Docs

run the following command to install the mandatory, default and optional packages;

$ sudo dnf group install --with-optional virtualization

after the packages install, start the libvirtd service:

$ sudo systemctl start libvirtd

To start the service on boot, run;

$ sudo systemctl enable libvirtd

Verify that the KVM kernel modules are properly loaded:

$ lsmod | grep kvm


Alt Terminal


Manage virtual machines with virt-manager


You can download it from the store if it's not already installed.

From there you can install and run virtual machines!


Alt virt-manager


We now have another option to run virtual machines for our lab.

In our next post we will go through the steps to set up a Kali linux virtual machine.