Virtual Appliance - KVM

To deploy the Plixer FlowPro virtual appliance for KVM environments, take note of the following additional requirements and proceed with the subsequent setup process:

System Requirements


Minimum Specifications




20GB SATA drive


2.0 GHz Quad Core CPU

Operating System

KVM 14

Importing a Virtual Machine

  1. Create a directory for your install by entering mkdir kvm/FlowPro_VM/.

  2. Download the latest version of the Plixer FlowPro KVM Virtual Appliance and place in the install directory.


    Contact Plixer Support to obtain the latest Plixer FlowPro KVM image.

  3. Unzip the file in the install directory on your KVM server by entering sudo tar xvzf FlowPro_KVM_Image.tar.gz.

  4. Enter sudo ./ to run the install script.

  5. Log in to the virtual appliance and use the virsh console Plixer FlowPro command to get to the console.

  6. Log in with the username flowpro and the password flowpro and wait for the virtual machine to reboot.

  7. When prompted, log in again and follow the shell script to enter the networking settings for the virtual appliance.

  8. Issue the edit license command to enter the license key.

  9. Paste the license key between the EOT markers after the label license= in the [Client] section of the plixer.ini file. The license key may span multiple lines.

  10. Press CTRL+X to save.