Install KVM and Open vSwitch on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

For ease of installation, Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS is recommended for use as the KVM hypervisor platform.
  1. Install KVM and OVS.
    1. Log in to the Ubuntu CLI.
    2. Execute the following commands:
      sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin ubuntu-vm-builder bridge-utils
      sudo apt-get install openvswitch-switch
  2. Check and compare the versions of relevant packages.
    Execute the following commands:
    $ virsh --version 1.3.1 $ libvirtd --version libvirtd (libvirt) 1.3.1 $ /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 --version QEMU emulator version 2.5.0 (Debian 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard $ ovs-vsctl --version ovs-vsctl (Open vSwitch) 2.5.0 Compiled Mar 10 2016 14:16:49 DB Schema 7.12.1

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