KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, ...

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Snort in KVM machines

I have installed two physical machines with KVM virtualization using Red hat as OS ( h1 and h2). In h1 I have installed the virtual machines w1 and db1 and in h2 the virtual machines w2 , db1 and ids. ...
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Optimize SSD storage on Centos 6.6 - KVM

I have a Dell R610 with hardware: H700 raid card 4xMicron MX100 512GB -> configured raid 10 I have installed Centos 6.6 on this server and configured: KVM virtualization Volume Group for raid 10 ...
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Assigning video card to KVM guest VM with PCI-Pass Through

This is on Ubuntu 12.04LTS using KVM. The system has a graphics card which is visible to the hypervisor's kernel shown as follows: # virsh nodedev-dumpxml pci_0000_21_00_0 <device> ...
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Transfer VM without shutting it down? [migrated]

Is it possible to transfer a VirtualBox VM from one server to another without shutting it down? Is there any way to achive this? Does this technology have a name to identify it? As far as I know Xen ...
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can't ssh into KVM VM despite using bridged network

I'm trying to access a KVM virtual machine running inside my company's network. I am VPN'ed into the network from my laptop and can ssh into other VMs, and I set up my VM to use a bridged network for ...
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Cgroups with libvirt/kvm on Centos 6.5

i am trying to limit all the memory used by virtual machines to a particular value. on ubuntu servers setting limit to "libvirt-qemu " solves the issue.But in case of Centos,it creates ...
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Run qemu in Ubuntu Server(inside VirtualBox) error [duplicate]

I'm running qemu for virtualization in my ubuntu server which is vm inside virtualbox. It reports such an error: Could not access KVM kernel module: No such file or directory. I did some digging ...
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ZFS on Linux + KVM Steals Memory

I'm having an issue with a CentOS 7 server where I have a single ZFS pool created along with (currently) a single running KVM VM (CentOS 6 guest). Top is reporting that the VM is using about 50% of my ...
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Qcow2 images growing far beyond what they should

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and have seen this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu-kvm/+bug/1025244 Our qcow2 images are growing far beyond what they should... with some of them growing to as ...
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Define Ip address for a virtual machine [closed]

I have been working on trying to get a virtual machine up and running with a static ip address. I'm using kvm and I have it up and working and same with the virtual machine, but I need to change the ...
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Packet loss between windows guest and Ubuntu 14.04 host

We are seeing packet loss between one of our Ubuntu 14.04 hosts and a KVM guest running Windows 2008 R2. The loss only shows up at high loads. Similarly loaded machines running 12.04 do not exhibit ...
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OpenStack Live-Migration VNC server error

I am following steps in : https://www.mirantis.com/blog/tutorial-openstack-live-migration-with-kvm-hypervisor-and-nfs-shared-storage/ But got a following error, when i try doing live-migration: ...
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qemu, kvm: Guest: No DHCPOFFERS received

I'm trying to set up a virtual machine (guest) wich should act as router (ubntu 14.04). The host is a CentOS 7 machine (4x LAN). The guest should get a public ip address over it's eth0 (guest), wich ...
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VM to VM communication without linux bridge

VM1 ----- VM2 Currently my VMs are acting as a SWTICH and they send L2 BPDUs and LACPDUs. I am using a Linux bridge for VM to VM communication on KVM. But linux bridge drops L2 BPDUs and LACPDUs ...
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Pass all traffic on an interface to the guest

I am trying to setup an NSM sensor using a VM. I have mirrored traffic from a Physical switch coming to eth1 of the host machine. I want the entire traffic to be available on the guest. Additionally, ...
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Sniffing packets coming out of “tap interface” when bridge connects to vlan tagged interface

So, I've a tap interface that's created by kvm which belongs to a VM being managed via libvirt. The bridge consists of eth0.123 (here eth0.123 is a vlan tagged interface) & the tap device. ...
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Can we provide an stack of IP's to the Open Vswitch to pick the IP?

I have started learning virtualization using KVM hypervisor and trying to set-up virtual cluster on the host machine.However from the tutorials on the internet states that the VM connected to OVS ...
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How Open-VSwitch bridge assigns IP addresses to guest when used on KVM hypervisor?

I have setup ovs switch on ubuntu and configured network xml and guest VM xml files respectively(Set-up for KVM hypervisor). Created new network for openVswitch by creating and defining new vlans.xml ...
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Why privacy ipv6 address cannot connect the internet in guest vm

I have a guest ubuntu 14.04 installed in kvm, host is a fedora 20. The eth1 nic of guest is in macvtap bridge mode. Ubuntu default enables ipv6 privacy extension, and prefers the temporary address: $ ...
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Can't Create Win 7 VM with RHEL 6.5 VMM

I have a server running RHEL 6.5 that I primarily run VMs on it. The VMs I run on it are all Linux, with the exception of one that runs Server 2008 R2. Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 7 as ...
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How do I disable the metadata lookup at cirros boot?

I am booting cirros VMs outside of an Openstack environment using libvirt. At boot, the VM checks for metadata twenty times, which adds a lot of latency to the boot time. cirros-ds 'net' up at 6.14 ...
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KVM does not boot with .iso disk images. Device or resource busy?

I've been trying to set up a windows VM on my Ubuntu box by following the linked blog post http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Multiheaded-NVIDIA-Gaming-using-Ubuntu-14-04-KVM-585/ So I have ...
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Server overloaded, acts like out of memory, but thats not true

I have a Centos 6.5 server, running QEMU-KVM virtualization: hardware: 40 CPUs 400 GB RAM software: Kernel: 2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64 Qemu: 0.12.1.2 Libvirt: 0.10.2 There are 3 guests, with ...
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Host CPU use optimization on KVM

I've done KVM based virtualization setup with following configuration. HOST Machine ---------------- OS: CentOS 6.6 (64-bit) CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5606 @ 2.13GHz RAM: 32 GBs Disk: 2 TBs ...
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KVM Isolated network between host and guest fails after few hours

I have a KVM CentOS host with several CentOS guests. All of the guests are using a bridge for network communication. The guests have been up and operational for several months and work properly. The ...
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Unattended installation of Windows Server 2012 on KVM

I am trying to perform an unattended install of Windows Server 2012 into a KVM virtual machine, using virt-install. The installer is complaining, "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting ...
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High packet loss with kvm, bridge and bonding

I have 2 servers connected through cisco linksys sg500. Both hosts have identical configuration (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 4 * 1Gb/s network interfaces with bonding). When I set up bridge and interface ...
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Networking issue (CentOS) - 2x Bridged networks

I've got an issue with a bridged network on CentOS machines. Basically, the setup at present: 2x Firewalls 2x internal networks (10.0.1.0/24 - Private, 10.0.10.0/24 - DMZ) 4x Virtual Hosts host1 ...
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global ip address packets don't pass from tap interface to the virtual machine

i have a config: p6p1(physical nic, connected to isp with no addr promisc) -> pppbr0 (bridge with no addr promisc) -> tap0 (with no addr promisc connected to a vm) iptables configured: iptables -A ...
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jboss unable to redirect to administrator console

I just installed jboss yesterday and everything seemed to be working fine (first time installing and using jboss). I turned on my computer today and started up the virtual machine (using kvm) that is ...
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Access libvirt+KVM virtual machines with DNS

I have an Ubuntu Trusty machine running KVM + Libvirt to manage small virtual machines, and using the standard NetworkManager to connect to regular networks. I want to be able to access the virtual ...
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Guest-VM can only ping CentOS KVM host, cannot access anything else

[root@KVMHOST]# ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:67:6B:17:2F inet addr:200.200.100.54 Bcast:220.225.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21e:67ff:fe6b:172f/64 ...
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KVM: VNC connection blocked

I'm running a KVM host with three client vms. Two ubuntu servers and one windows server r2 2008. All three VMs have the VNC option enabled in their XML config file: <graphics type='vnc' ...
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Change KVM boot order with multiple virtio disks in guest

I just started playing with KVM, so learning quite a bit here. I have a guest running, finally got the OS setup the way I want with Virtio SCSI and Net drivers (Win2k3) and am very happy with ...
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OpenVpn & KVM: can't access LAN behind server

i just set up an OpenVPN Server on a rented root Server. I can ping the OpenVPN Server IP, but can't connect or ping to other Machines (VMs) on the OpenVPN Server Network. According to the official ...
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simulate slow hdd in kvm

Can i simulate a slow hdd in a KVM guest? I need to test what happens with an app when it runs o a slow server (actually a server with the filesystem mounted over nfs). Related to this, I've found ...
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Can't access KVM Host (network brige)

I have a strange problem since I rebooted my KVM Host running CentOS 7. I have a network bridge which was going fine, I could access my KVM hosts and guests, but since reboot, I can't access the ...
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Solaris 10 inside KVM (Ubuntu 14.04) - network card not working

I have a problem with getting network running on a Solaris 10 guest running on a Ubuntu 14.04 kvm host. Installation of the guest runs fine but I can get no network connectivity from the guest to the ...
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How can I tell Linux to ignore disk partitions it's already discovered?

I'm running libvirt with QEMU/KVM and I have disk images for the VMs in LVM logical volumes. Naturally, many of the guest VMs use LVM for their disks, too. I ran partprobe on my hypervisor and it ...
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auto assign ip address to httpd.conf

I am building a cluster of servers in which new virtual machines will spin up as resources are needed. Is it possible in the apache config file to use a variable that will detect the servers ip ...
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Ovirt Manual Start Up

Interesting question: Was just interesting. In a worse case scenario you would not be able to start up a VM. Anyone else have a method to start a VM manually using CLI? Of the oVirt Manager GUI ...
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novnc apache2 reverse proxy code 1006

I just installed webvirtmgr but the noVNC console is not working (code 1006). The detailed error of the google chrome console is: [blocked] The page at ...
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Infiniband + KVM

this question is a copy from stackoverflow, as I was told, my question would fit here better. Despite quite a long search for days, I could not find any good information about the following - though ...
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How can I change Qemu KVM machine architecture from 440fx to q35 with virsh edit or virt-manager

Still trying to get GPU passthrough working and decided to change machine type from older 440fx to q35 ie pc-q35 but if I do virsh edit on the config it refuse to save saying "PCI Bridges not ...
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Debian Jessie Qemu KVM GPU Passthrough to Windows Virtual Machine guest Virt-Manager error Bus PCI not found

I'm having problems with Virt-Manager not wanting to boot a VM and giving error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to ...
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LXC breaks IP-connectivity

I have i Libvirt/KVM-host with two physical ethernet cards. I use two bridges for these cards, one bridge for a local DHCP-based network and one for static public adresses. I use the first bridge to ...
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libvirt / kvm guests take very long time to start after host reboot

Host system is CentOS 6.5 x86_64. I have setup an Ubuntu guest by following this wiki. The guest works, but: if I reboot the host, it takes a very long time (about 30 minutes on the last reboot) ...
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KVM Spice Problems on Jessie

I followed this tutorial to setup SPICE with libvirt/kvm for the sole purpose of to be able to copy text between the VM and my host machine (which is not a problem for vmware, virtualbox etc). ...
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Convert VHD to use on QEMU KVM

I try to convert a .vhd file (VPC) and get this error. I tried different .vhd files without success. I tried also with a fresh exported VHD with disk2vhd and backup Hyper-V .vhd. qemu-img convert -f ...
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Convert KVM VM with multiple drives to Hyper-V (or somehow clone into a single drive system?)

I know this is going to sound weird. I have a VM running under KVM on Centos 6 that ran out of disk space, so 2 qcow2 drives were added, with one of them extending the vg_svn-lv_root LVM VG, and the ...