This section describes how to install and activate the Virtual Edge on KVM using a cloud-init config file. The cloud-init config contains interface configurations and the activation key of the Edge. The Virtual Edge has been tested on host OS Ubuntu 14.04.LTS with KVM version 2.0.

KVM provides multiple ways to provide networking to virtual machines. VeloCloud recommends the following options:
  • SR-IOV
  • Linux Bridge
  • OpenVSwitch Bridge

If you decide to use SR-IOV mode, enable SR-IOV on KVM. For steps, see Enable SR-IOV on KVM:

To install VeloCloud Virtual Edge on KVM, see Install a Virtual Edge on KVM.