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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How to use baseimage and deriverd image to create VMs in ceph cluster?

Scenerio: Suppose I have a template disk image and I want to use this to create many VMs by using this template file as a baseimage and derived image for different VM instances. in qemu we can use ...
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VGA Failure for SLES 11 KVM Guest

I have a SLES 11 SP3 running virtualized as a KVM guest. Currently it uses the "cirrus" graphics card which limits the screen resolution to 1024x768. I'd like to use the "vga" display card, but when ...
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KVM Networking trouble

I'm running KVM on a centOS 7 server and it has been working fine, but occasionally the network connections to the virtual machines seams to drop and the virtual machines can't be reached until the ...
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kvm guest routing with 2 default gateways

I have a kvm guest with two virtual NIC. NIC with internal IP III.III.III.III (eth0) NIC with external IP EEE.EEE.EEE.EEE(eth1) I'm using macvtap. The host has his own external IP. I can ping ...
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Backup kvm Virtual Machine with lvm

I'm new to virtualization and have been searching for a while for a flexible disk format for setting up a kvm VM, after some reading i decided to go with lvm. And did set up the disk and the ...
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KVM NIC passthrough “device already in use”

I have a server with 2 NICs 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2 (rev 01) 01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller ...
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Failed to create OpenNebula VM

I'm trying to instantiate a virtual machine from the OpenNebula sunstone. The frontend is a CentOS machine with the sandbox installed. The two hosts are ubuntu 12.04 32 bits machines, and they can all ...
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Filtering KVM guests with IPtables

My partner has a server with OVH that receives a constant variety of ddos attacks, while still staying up. We want to use IPtables on the host to filter the guests VM's traffic. The guest VM we want ...
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OpenNebula glusterfs cannot create on volume

I try to create a VM on my gluster volume, it fails with the following message: Wed May 20 20:37:30 2015 [Z0][DiM][I]: New VM state is ACTIVE. Wed May 20 20:37:30 2015 [Z0][LCM][I]: New VM state is ...
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Bare metal hyper-visor that supports viewing it's own guests

I'm trying to understand if it is possible to have a Type-1 Hypervisor (bare metal, no host OS) with the ability to view the guest(s) operating system(s) on the same machine. i.e. I have a XenServer ...
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Enabling Qemu/KVM Filesystem Passthrough Centos 7

I have a system running Centos 7 with the stock qemu/KVM code. I have several virtual servers running on this system and would like to enable the filesystem passthrough option. So far, I have not ...
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Why are Windows XP and 7 qemu/kvm guests not recognizing updates to a local Samba share?

I develop cross-platform software and test the Windows ports with wine, Windows XP, and Windows 7, the latter two tested using qemu with KVM. I also have several versions of OS X and Debian Wheezy as ...
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qemu-img snapshot on live VM

I have created multiple KVM VMs using QCOW2 images. Each VM has its own qcow2 file and is not based on any backing file. My question is specifically related to snapshots of QCow2 images on these ...
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ubuntu kvm disk io slowdown after some tyme

Host system: Ubuntu Server x64 12.04 mdadm raid 1 (/dev/sda /dev/sdb) no lvm dd bs=1M count=256 if=/dev/zero of=filename conv=fdatasync avarage ~ 40 MB/s NCQ on disks is disabled WriteCache is ...
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Will KVM cpu utilization affect other KVM hosts? [duplicate]

I have got 4 kvm host with a total of 4 cpus cores assigned (on a intel core i7 3ghz). If one kvm host will take high cpu utilization (like 100%) will it affect to the other kvm hosts?
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Start a script on ganeti node after instance is started or migrated

There is a ganeti cluster. Is there any way to run script on ganeti node after some instance is start running on that node? In both situations - starting from scratch, and migrating live from another ...
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Virtualization limits for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with KVM?

Essentially I'm after something like this: Virtualization limits for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM but for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I'm trying to create some KVM guests with very large 1TB+ RAM ...
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How to migrate from ide to virtio in RHEL 6.5 KVM guest with LVMs

I want to migrate a IDE-using, LVM-based KVM guest running RHEL 6.5. I found this steps in this page: 1) Run virsh edit . From there, edit the config file and adjust all lines of <target ...
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Configure IPTables on KVM host to drop packets on the virtual isolated network

I have two KVM guests, both connected to a KVM virtual isolated network (called virbr1, address space 10.0.0.0/24). For testing a routing solution, I want to imitate a failure of the physical link ...
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Any equivalent to vmtools to install on Centos 6.6 KVM (Centos)Guest?

When creating a Linux VM in ESX, I would typically use the vSphere Client to mark the VM for an installation of vmtools. vmtools is kept on the Server, installed at the next boot of the VM, and ...
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can't create volume on disk-based libvirt storage pool

I followed Red Hat's doc (to the letter) on adding a disk-based storage pool for my libvirt/kvm server. Here's what I see: [root@kvm ~]# virsh pool-info guest_image_disk Name: ...
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CentOS 7 power-off with high context switching and read I/O

I have recently set up my first CentOS 7 box. Its a dedicated quad-core server with 32GB ram. I want to use it as an KVM Hypervisor-System. But within two weeks, the server shut down twice with no ...
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(KVM) virt-manager stuck in password prompt after open VM

so i installed a fresh ubuntu server 14.04 with KVM, i'm connecting with my other ubuntu machine using virt-manager. so after i had permissions problem creating a new VM, i uncomment user="root" and ...
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Create KVM storage pool using a ext4 formatted drive

I have a secondary hdd that I would like to use as a storage pool for my KVM host. Here is the xml file I use to create the storage pool, <pool type='disk'> ...
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Ubuntu Trusty: virt-manager performance over WAN… 40+ secs freezes

I'm using the virt-manager GUI 0.9.5-1ubuntu3 on my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 against a server located some distance away (same OS) and getting rather unpleasant performance. Laptop-server pings ...
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I added space to a kvm img file but the physical extents do not show up in lvm

I ran qemu-img resize kick.img +12G and thought I'd see some free physical extents when running pvdisplay but nope. When I run virt-filesystems --long --parts --blkdevs -h -a kick.img I see the space ...
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Can't connect to Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine in Red Hat 6

I have installed a WS2012R2 virtual machine using KVM on Red Hat, It has a bridge connection, Both (Host and Guest) have public IP addresses, both have internet access, both can ping any ip address or ...
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Add a second bridge to a virtual machine

We have a ubuntu-12.04 host running another ubuntu-12.04 virtual machine with kvm virtualization and bridged network interface on eth4. This network allows the virtual machine access to the outside ...
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CentOS Qemu+KVM lot of virtual machine processes

I am on host-machine with Centos 6.5, qemu+KVM and 2 virtual hosts in it (behind NAT). Both virtual hosts were configured with Virtual Machine Manager (one of them is with Windows 2003 and other with ...
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Effect of firewall on virtual machine [closed]

We have a ubuntu-12.04 host machine that has another ubuntu-12.04 guest machine running in it. The network interface between the two is bridged. I would like to put the host machine behind a firewall, ...
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KVM port-forwarding from ppp0 to VM's bridged NIC not working, but to VM's NAT NIC works?

I've spent a lot of time on this freaky problem, I've created a simple host and VM configuration to try isolate the problem. Terminology in this question Host: The bare metal server VM: The KVM ...
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Setting up a network for a Host Server and it's Guest OS

Is there a standard as to how one sets up networking on a Server Host that will have virtual servers within? In the past I've used virtualmin and set up the nic to have multiple alias such as eth0:1 ...
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Adding SSD cache (PCIe) to existing Linux KVM Node with SATA disks

I currently have large KVM nodes utilizing between 8 & 16 RAID10 arrays & hardware raid. We typically provision a single large volume (VM's are backed up off site as well). KVM VM's using LVM ...
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VPN SSTP windows client can not ping or connect to VPN server but it can talk to every other PC on the local LAN that VPN server is on

So I have an SSTP (with native Windows client) working fine in a sense. My windows client's local IP is 192.168.10.11 , so its local network is: 192.168.10.x The Remote VPN server is behind a router ...
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Routing private IPv4 addresses internally

I have the following set-up involving two KVM hosts and numerous virtual machine guests on each. The guests communicate to each other on both hosts via [192.168.216.0/24]. [192.168.216.42] is ...
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libvirt management is slow under ubuntu

I've just done a fresh install of KVM/Qemu under Ubuntu 14.04.2 on an older (C2D gen) server with dual quad core xeons and 24 gb of ram. I'm finding that I'm waiting for operations in virsh for around ...
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KVM GPU passthrough working only with cirruslogic vga added, VM goes in paused state if remove cirruslogic and boot with passed-through gpu only

It seems I had this working once but maybe that was when my kernel wasn't trying to load the fglrx kernel module. (I think before it was loading 'radeon' module) Not sure if this was the issue/change ...
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Have GPU Passthrough working both Windows and Linux guests but libGL SDL error linux couldn't find matching glx visual NX x2go freenx

I have GPU Pass-through working with KVM qemu with both Windows 7 and CentOS guest but with Windows I can easily RDP with Remote Desktop mstsc and even run 3D accelerated apps that will make use of ...
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CentOS wrong outgoing IP address on forward

I have a rather strange behaviour for me in here. I am trying to forward traffic between two interfaces (one being a bridge) but will not work as intended. Here is the setup: Kvm host has br0 ...
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KVM - Sharing A Physical Hard Drive Between VMs

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 and will be ditching VirtualBox to go to KVM per some recommendations. With that in mind, I have a full physical SATA disk that I would like to share between a few VMs. Is ...
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iptables KVM prerouting SMTP

I have a host machine that has to manage traffic on port 25 and route to port 25 on the KVM machine for postfix deamon like this scheme: WAN --> (25) HOST_MACHINE --> (25) ...
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KVM bridged network cannot connect to the server

I installed KVM on my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on OVH dedicated server. I cannot connect to my virtual host over ssh. My server IP: AAA.AAA.AAA.AAA My Failover IP: BBB.BBB.BBB.BBB My config on the ...
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Mount VM filesystem on host

I'm using Proxmox for virtualization and I need to mount my KVM VM filesystem inside the hypervisor. Is this possible without shutting down my VM? Basically, I need a script that could do following ...
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live-migration failure and unable to launch an instance

I am having a trouble enabling live-migration in Openstack. I followed these steps such as setting vnc_listen = 0.0.0.0 etc. However, I get the following errors: 2015-03-27 17:43:42.336+0000: ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 doesn't find virtio drivers when installing on KVM

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a Debian KVM host, but it does not seem to find the drivers. The guest has two drives attached: an install disk and the latest Windows virtio drivers ...
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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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RHEL KVM HA rgmanager

I have a RHEL HA 2 node cluster which is run with rgmanager, cman (corosync), clvmd, gfs2 and storage replication using drbd I let drbd, clvmd and gfs2 be managed by rgmanager, but i have 8 ...
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Which is better image format, raw or qcow2, to use as a baseimage for other VMs?

I am using a baseimage and based on that creating many VMs. And now I want to know which is better, qcow2 or raw to use for a baseimage. Moreover, can you please tell me if there is any advantage of ...
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State of VM after 'virsh save'

virsh save vm_name memdump and then virsh restore memdump restores a (running) VM all right. However, a VM is shut off after virsh save. I'm writing a "live" backup and restore script for KVM VMs, so ...
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Revert libvirt external snapshot

Having some issues understanding how to revert snapshots on ubuntu 14.04 using KVM... Until now i have been using internal snapshots, however due to space issues (space not being re-allocated after ...