2.4 Starting the Virtual Machine Host

If virtualization software is correctly installed, the computer boots to display the GRUB boot loader with a Xen option on the menu. Select this option to start the virtual machine host.

You can manually edit the boot loader to select the Xen option by default.

  1. Log in as the root user.

  2. In YaST, click System > Boot Loader.

  3. Change the default boot to the Xen label, then click Set as Default.

  4. Click Finish.

  5. Reboot the system by clicking Computer > Log out > Log out. Then click Reboot and enter the root password.

If the GRUB boot loader does not display or the Xen option is not on the menu, review the steps for installation and verify that the GRUB boot loader has been updated.

After booting, the management virtual machine starts and displays its graphical desktop environment. If you did not install a graphical desktop, the command line environment appears.

For more information about managing virtual machines, see Section 4.0, Managing a Virtualization Environment.