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 do I connect to my libvirt/qemu/guests ? (with no ip address)

I have inherited the administration of a trusty ubuntu server with several virtual servers, also ubuntu using libvirt and qemu. I have the problem I cannot connect to these virtual servers/guests. ...
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How to configure HW, OS, network for virtualization with VMDq and SR-IOV features [on hold]

I have: SUN X4100 M2 Intel Ethernet Adapter E1G42ET (VMDq and SR-IOV supported) Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Server (host machine) May setup 15 KVM as hypervisor I want some virtual guest machines (linux) ...
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Server abandons set static ip and returns to dhcp given address

I have a few virtualized (ubuntu 14.04 LTS) servers under KVM that I'm trying to move to an ip block other than the one reserved for servers under dhcp (the 10.10.2.0/24 block). I change the ip and ...
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Best options for KVM/qemu/libvirt VM migrations without shared storage

My team has recently been tasked with improving the virtualization infrastructure at the company and one thing we're looking into doing is speeding up migrations. We use local storage only on all VM ...
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Backup of running KVM qcow2 VPS

I want a robust method of taking backup of KVM VPS of qcow2 file, while running. After searching for a long time I found that we can use rsync for live backup. I used following command for rsync: ...
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KVM - graphic passthrough

My PC have two PCIs and installed CentOS 7. I followed this Document about PCI Passthrough I added iommu and enabled BIOS VT-D grep iommu /boot/grub2/grub.cfg linux16 ...
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How to install a guest OS in a minimal installation of Centos using KVM?

KVM newbie here, so be tolerant plz. I am trying to install a guest OS in a minimal installation of Centos7. I've been looking for tutorials around the web but all seem to be using a graphical host ...
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Find Qemu-KVM Version on Centos

Apologies if this has already been asked, I have been searching for the last 30 minutes or so and I still can't find it. I was wondering is there a way for me to find what version of qemu-kvm that I ...
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KVM Error While Deploying Existing Image

I have KVM running with 2 VM's. I tried backing up one of the images by copying it and then deploying using virtual machine manager using that existing image, that fired up fine. Now the second backup ...
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Expanding/Growing OCFS2 forever

I have a kvm environment where a shared disk mounted by 2 VMs through rbd ceph. What I would like to know that in the future how is it possible to expand OCFS2 filesystem what I planning to use on top ...
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qemu-kvm take 100% cpu during start Win 7

I have Centos 6 with qemu-kvm version: qemu-kvm.x86_64 2:0.12.1.2-2.448.el6_6.4 On Dell Precision with 2x Xeon 5110 When I run VM qemu-kvm process take 100% of CPU and starting Windows on ...
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XFS/EXT4: Why is actual file size on disk larger than apparent size? Clarification

On a CentOS 7.1.1503 (3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64) system running KVM/qemu on an XFS filesystem, I'm attempting to work out what specifically is adding additional space to a VM diskimage file. $ ls -ls ...
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Installing Windows on KVM with LVM disk

I am trying to install a windows server 2012 on a KVM. The host system is Ubuntu Server 14.04. I would like to use a logical volume, say /dev/VG/win, as main device for the guest system. However, the ...
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KVM guest static ip with ports forwarded to another guest

Im on host-machine with Centos 7 and 2 guests on Centos 6.6. I want one of my guests have static external ip but some his ports must be routed to another guest. On host machine I do: iptables -t nat ...
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Proper iptables rules to allow Guests network connection

I have a KVM running on Ubuntu 14.04 with a few guests (mostly CentOS7) behind NAT configuration. It seems the guests can't reach the internet connection if the following firewall rules are activated ...
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KVM TFTP Boot / WDS

I installed all my Chef Infrastructure, PXE install of my Linux VM's, Preseed/Kickstart, etc. via KVM on my local server (Host OS is Debian 8). Installing a new Linux VM is a piece of cake with that ...
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Remote desktop connection to kvm virtual machine starts working after vnc-logon?

I am running a Windows XP on kvm inside my debian system. Everything runs smoothly and I can connect via VNC as well as via Remote Desktop. VNC connection is naturally supported right from boot up ...
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Multiple public IPs routed via Cisco ASA to Proxmox VMs

I have a network with IP 199.221.2.136 (/29). I would like the Cisco ASA5505 [1] to work on .137 as router and use two public IPs (.138 and .139) on two VMs on a Proxmox server. Not sure how to route ...
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network namespaces and ntp

I have the same VM two times in my host and I´m using linux namespaces to access into the VM, the VMs are equals therefore their IPs are 192.168.0.1 I need the same machine to parallelize a lot of ...
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IP conflict on a KVM bridge network connection

We're running a CentOS 7 server, with KVM installed on top of it, and the host has 2 Ethernet interfaces attached to it (em1 and em2). A new windows 7 VM was just created, and we wanted that specific ...
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How to use vhost-scsi with Intel P3700 NVME SSD in KVM

I am using proxmox beta 4 in my HP DL 380 server with KVM. I configured Intel P3700 NVME - nvme0n1 as Virtio and on windows server 2008 r2 with virtio-scsi driver. I am getting 100 K random IOPS ...
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Shared filesystem between KVMs

If I want to have shared fs between multiple kvm machines what is the best way to go when I'm already using ceph. I accessing my kvm disks directly through rbd devices but with ext4 on top of this ...
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Determining what type of virtualisation used on VPS/VDS? [duplicate]

I bought VPS/VDS and want to know what virtualization used. I have a root prompt in Debian Linux.
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KVM host won't use memory for caching

I have a KVM host (Linux 3.14.32) running 8 virtual machines. They are overprovisioned (memory allocated for them is greater than available physical memory on the host). However they consume only ...
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Host cpu association with numa node not reflected in guest

In host NUMA node 0 has cpus 0-7 and 16-23 NUMA node 1 has cpus 8-15 and 24-31 But in guest NUMA node 0 has cpus 0-7 and 16-31 NUMA node 1 has cpus 8-15 only My Question is why NUMA node cpu ...
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Installed KVM, but Virtual Machine Manager says localhost(QEMU)

My understanding is that KVM uses the CPU virtualization properties and is much faster than QEMU, which is emulation. I used the Virtual Machine Manager to create the virtual machine. I am nearly ...
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Checking for disk failures and issues in a VM

If you host with a provider who runs a RAID 10 or another RAID based system and your in a VM. Are you able to check for disk failures or RAID failures from within the VM or does it require host based ...
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RHEL6 undo virtual client rhel6 [closed]

I am running rhel6 on my laptop. I was playing with the Open Client Go Virtual and accidently installed a KVM image of RHEL6. It runs the full virtual machine. I want to unregister, delete and reclaim ...
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KVM fastest network between 2 guests

I wonder if there is any way to speed up the network communication between 2 KVM guests on the same physical machine. Would that help at all if I would configure a separate bridge network for just ...
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Set custom cpu string for qemu/kvm

I have some virtual machines with software, which licensing check depends on cpu string. They're running on kvm - with default cpu string value - which is QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.1 After ...
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ganeti network: change bridge name

I try to add an instance to network, first first I need to connect the network to a bridge. I'm using bridge vbr0 instead of standard xen-br0, gnt-cluster info shows that ganeti has the default set ...
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virsh shutdown not working on linux guest

Solution to this issue is usually installing acpi on the guest vm and making sure the vm has the following: <features> <acpi/> <apic/> <pae/> </features> I have that, ...
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Import a vm image to a new host machine with virt-manager

I need to recover a guest machine with Windows 2003 on a new host server on Centos 7 with virt-manager. I've shut down a guest machine and simply copied its .img file from /var/lib/libvirt/images. ...
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Iptables on Centos 7 doesn't work after reboot

I am on Centos 7, removed the new firewall and installed a classic iptables service. I have a guest machine in it with Debian 8.1 and static external ip. I do: echo 1 > ...
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Exporting libvirt+KVM virtual machines to files

I am going to retire an old libvirt + KVM server, but I need to preserve the VMs. Unfortunately, the network is down and I cannot create connections to the system. Is there any way to export the VMs ...
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KVM Virtual Server Disk Resize on Ubuntu with GParted

We have Ubuntu 14.04 server on KVM with MySQL database which is just close to fill its disk space, which is 80 GB. We have upgraded the server to 160 GB disk, but the problem is that the new disk ...
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No package transfer from host to guest on KVM

I want to assign external static IPs to my KVM guests. I do not prefer a NAT solution. What should be the configuration of network and routing tables? I manually assing a static IP to guest. I can ...
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Can libvirtd be used without kvm?

I wanted to try libvirtd with virt-manager (I wanted to test migration.) on a virtual machine (without nested virtualization support enabled, so no kvm...), and I expected it to work (and use full ...
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Extend KVM Volume

I have this setup on KVM Host: virsh # pool-info --pool pool Name: pool UUID: bb13c37c-47fe-c4a9-78a4-9c8abc7524fe State: running Persistent: yes Autostart: yes ...
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Prevent hijacking IPs in KVM/libvirt

How can I prevent a VM user/client from accessing IP addresses he doesn't own but are routed over the same bridge on KVM/Libvirt? IP addresses are routed to a cisco switch vLan consisting of a /24 ...
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Is it possible to passthrough a USB-hub and its devices to a libvirt guest?

Since I am having multiple devices in a libvirt/qemu Windows 8.1 guest I need to plug in and out rather often, I am wondering if it is possible to make life a bit easier. Is it possible to pass ...
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Open VPN and Virtual machines

This is my environment: centos 7 running Gnome with KVM two virtual machines running centos 7 Gnome desktop This is what I would like: Users to log into the any virtual machine from either the ...
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Remote Desktop to KVM Virtual Machine on Centos 7

I have a virtual machine created on centos7. I want to remote connect to it via another computer besides the host. I can not seem find how to access it. I have it set up with a username and password. ...
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KVM Virtual Machines and Public IPs

I currently have some Virtual Machines on my business dedicated server using the KVM layer as apposed to Xen or other virtualization methods. I was wondering if I could get a "best practice" on ...
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How to make sure qemu-img resize does not lose data?

I'm trying to understand how qemu-img resize shrinks the virtual disk. Let's say qemu-img info shows that the virtual size is 20G, and the disk size is only 1G. Now I want to shrink the disk from 20G ...
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Centos 7 public static IP address for a KVM guest

I am on Centos 7 with KVM and virt-manager installed. I have a virtual (guest) machine with Debian 8.1 on it. Network on guest was configured with virt-manages using NAT (with default settings). So ...
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Two NICs for one KVM guest

I deleted an old KVM guest and now have a spare IP address. I now assigned this (previously working!) IP address to another KVM guest, like so: virsh # attach-interface my-guest bridge br0 vnet1 ...
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virsh adding x2apic, cache specific options to kvm config

Anybody know the syntax how to add +x2apic to the virtual machines xml files when I edit them with "virsh edit vm"? From the command line it would be starting with this flag: qemu -cpu ...
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QEMU multiple port forwarding

I would like to forward more than one port. This command run my VM and forwards RDP port successfully: qemu-system-i386 -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user,hostfwd=tcp::3389-:3389 -m 512M -localtime ...
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Migration from kvm to xen [duplicate]

It is possible to migrate the instance from kvm to xen hypervisor, being migration from full virtualization to paravirtualization , is it possibile.