Well, this will be a short introductory article to Virtualization in CentOS 7. I will show you how to install all the needed packages, mandatory and optional too, for virtualization software in CentOS 7.


What you will actually do is to install some much needed software groups from the repositories. Those groups are:

  • Virtualization Hypervisor
  • Virtualization Client
  • Virtualization Platform
  • Virtualization Tools

To install those you will use the command:

sudo yum groupinstall "Virtualization Hypervisor" "Virtualization Client" "Virtualization Platform" "Virtualization Tools"

Optional, you could install the following packages:

sudo yum install qemu-kvm-tools

That is all for now. For more info on virtualization, you should check the following articles.