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=== Get the media ===
 
{{admon/note | Fedora AArch64 images are not yet supported | Fedora's AArch64 preview images expect to be run on UEFI, which is still under development for ARM/AArch64 virt usage}}
 
  
We will use some images from Linaro for this test:
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=== Install UEFI packages and configure libvirt ===
  
* <code>wget http://releases.linaro.org/14.07/openembedded/aarch64/vexpress64-openembedded_lamp-armv8-gcc-4.9_20140727-682.img.gz</code>
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These steps are documented over here. Follow all the instructions under the 'setup' section: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Virtualization_UEFI#Setup
* <code>wget http://releases.linaro.org/14.07/openembedded/aarch64/Image</code>
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* <code>unar vexpress64-openembedded_lamp-armv8-gcc-4.9_20140727-682.img.gz -o /var/lib/libvirt/images</code>
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=== Install qemu-system-aarch64 ===
* <code>sudo mv Image /var/lib/libvirt/images/linaro-aarch64-kernel
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* <code>sudo yum install qemu-system-aarch64</code>
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Install qemu-system-aarch64 like: <code>sudo dnf install qemu-system-aarch64</code>
  
 
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{{admon/note | Latest libvirt and virt-manager are required | You'll need libvirt-1.2.8-5 and virt-manager-1.1.0-3 at least}}
 
  
=== Import with virt-manager ===
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=== Install with virt-manager ===
  
 
* Start virt-manager, connect to 'QEMU', click the 'New VM' icon
 
* Start virt-manager, connect to 'QEMU', click the 'New VM' icon
* On the first page, under 'Architecture Options' select 'aarch64'. The 'virt' machine type should be selected automatically
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* On the first page, under 'Architecture Options' select 'aarch64'. The 'virt' machine type should be selected automatically.
* Select the 'Import install' option, go to the next page
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* All install options should be selectable
* Browse to the disk image and kernel we moved in the previous step.
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** For CDROM install, you can download the Fedora 22 AArch64 alpha here: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/22_Alpha/Server/aarch64/iso/Fedora-Server-DVD-aarch64-22.iso
* Set kernel args as: <code>root=/dev/vda2 rw rootwait console=ttyAMA0</code>
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** For URL installs, you can use the Fedora 22 AArch64 tree here: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/22_Alpha/Server/aarch64/os/
* Continue with the OS defaults, complete the install.
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* Select 'Fedora 21' as the OS
* The guest should shortly start booting, and you should see text console output. After a bit of a wait, it should drop you into a root prompt.
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* Continue with the install as usual
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* Verify the guest installs correctly
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=== Install with virt-install ===
  
=== Import with virt-install ===
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virt-install should do the correct thing when you specify --arch aarch64. So do a typical --cdrom or --location install with the media referenced above, and ensure the install completes correctly.
  
Here's the command:
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CDROM example:
  
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  sudo virt-install \
sudo virt-install \
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     --name aarch64-f22-url --ram 2048 --disk size=10 \
     --name aarch64-vm --ram 1024 --arch aarch64 --import \
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     --os-variant fedora21 --arch aarch64 \
     --boot kernel=/var/lib/libvirt/images/linaro-aarch64-kernel,extra_args="root=/dev/vda2 rw rootwait console=ttyAMA0" \
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     --cdrom /path/to/Fedora-Server-DVD-aarch64-22.iso
     --disk /var/lib/libvirt/images/vexpress64-openembedded_lamp-armv8-gcc-4.9_20140727-682.img
 
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Revision as of 20:50, 14 April 2015

Description

Run an AArch64 (ARM 64) disk image as a VM on your x86 machine.

Setup

Install UEFI packages and configure libvirt

These steps are documented over here. Follow all the instructions under the 'setup' section: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Virtualization_UEFI#Setup

Install qemu-system-aarch64

Install qemu-system-aarch64 like: sudo dnf install qemu-system-aarch64

How to test

Install with virt-manager

Install with virt-install

virt-install should do the correct thing when you specify --arch aarch64. So do a typical --cdrom or --location install with the media referenced above, and ensure the install completes correctly.

CDROM example:

 sudo virt-install \
    --name aarch64-f22-url --ram 2048 --disk size=10 \
    --os-variant fedora21 --arch aarch64 \
    --cdrom /path/to/Fedora-Server-DVD-aarch64-22.iso

Expected Results

Guest starts fine, seems usable.