I’ve been managing my virtual machines using Foreman for close to 2 years now, and that’s brought me a huge set of benefits in terms of how I test new code (or changes to existing code), and new packages. That’s just awesome :) But repeated rebuilds of a machine lead to one small niggling problem. One which bites you on every rebuild. One which doesn’t stop you working, but requires a few extra keypresses after every rebuild, and possibly at every login.
This blog post has been in my to-write pile for nearly 4 months now. I have two laptops at home, both of which are capable of running a few virtual machines. If you missed the news, I now work on Foreman full time, so obviously I want to use Foreman to manage my virtual machines. So it seems like the perfect opportunity to give you a blog post about getting Libvirt set up on a host of your choice (in this case, my laptop).