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 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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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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Share host interface with public IP to KVM guests

I have dedicated server with one public IP address. I want create few guest systems by KVM and share connection from host eth0 interface to guests. I tried create bridge and openvswitch but i can't ...
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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 enablie live-migration in openstack. I follows the steps such as setting vnc_listen = 0.0.0.0 etc. ...
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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 ...
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Vlan trunk between three switches and KVM Guests

I'am trying to find information regarding the appropriate configuration between three switches and KVM. More depth as per diagram. I need to create a tunnel for traffic created on sw1-port5 to be ...
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KVM guest broken after taking snapshot

I needed to do some work on a KVM guest. To be able to go back to it's previous state, I took a snapshot: virsh snapshot-create vph-share After this, I tried to SSH into the VM: ssh ...
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Extremely slow qemu storage performance with qcow2 images

I'm running some images using libvrit on a small Openstack cluster. Storage performance on these machines is extremely poor: my monitoring tool shows 100% utilisation (usually on writes but sometimes ...
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CSR1000v image in Openstack as a VM

I have an esxi host. Under that I have created a Ubuntu 14.04 machine running Openstack(devstack single node)Juno release. I am trying to spin CSR1000v image as a VM inside Openstack. I followed the ...
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Newbie to KVM/oVirt/ovs looking for clarity

I have some experience with vSphere, but am looking to get up and running with KVM. I've been looking at using oVirt as a VCenter type manager but, being new to all things ...
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Access to equally defined VM in different VLANs

I have a working libvirt cluster and in order to perform some paralellization I have duplicated it. At the moment my scenario looks like this: two clusters whose VM definitions are exactly the same, ...
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libvirt external snapshots: snapshot chain linked through filenames or inodes

If I have the following chain (it was created using external snapshots through virsh): base.qcow2 --> snap1 --> snap2[current] Now if I copy "base.qcow2" to a remote location, del the original ...
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Backup KVM running machine safely

I read some solutions to make backups of running VMs, but all take offline snapshots that seems difficult that will work if the VM has high I/O load. I have tested but i have doubts about the process ...
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KVM guest stuck connecting

EDIT: Disabling firewalld solved this for me I'm trying to set up a KVM host for a few small virtual machines. This is not production, just internal IT dept. stuff. My host OS is CentOS 7 with a ...
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How to backup running KVM guest qcow2 disk without LVM?

How to backup running KVM guests, when using qcow2 disks and host system does not use a LVM? Is it even possible without guest shutdown?
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KVM virt-clone while the VM is running

Is it possible to clone a running kvm machine without tools like virt-clone? They already have the original vm in production, I cannot shut it down. If I don't care about temporary data corruption ...
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How to configure and use qemu-guest-agent in Ubuntu 12.04? My main aim is to get the IP address of guest VM from Host machine

In the documentation it is not very clear that how to install and use qemu-guest-agent in Ubuntu 12.04. So can anyone help me out ? http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Qemu_guest_agent It is a daemon ...
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How to measure boot time of a VM from host machine?

On both Guest machine and host machine, I am using Ubuntu 12.04. As a hypervisor I am using KVM. I want to perform some experiments related to boot-storm and I have created all other scripts to ...
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netcat not listening on desired port

When I want to listen on desired port on one server, I use netcat ie: nc -l 8888 Then I can verify the server is actually listening on that port: netstat -tlnp | grep 8888 tcp 0 0 ...
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Networking in Linux KVM

I want to know if there is any way other than using linux bridges to interconnect interfaces from two virtual machines ? Since I am trying to run private spanning tree implementation in virtual ...
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ISCSI drives suddenly lost partitions

We have a VM host, and each VM is given an ISCSI volume to boot off of. These ISCSI volumes are stored on a second server. Today, we had to reboot the VM host because ISCSI hosts kept going into ...