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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Enable SDL for KVM under CentOS 7

I'm trying to set up a VM in CentOS 7 with an SDL display, but every time I try to run it, I get the following error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to ...
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Live migrate a libvirt/kvm virtual machine with both local and shared storage

I want to use both local (for better performance where it matters) and shared (for big slow disks) storage for a VM. Is it possible to live migrate such a VM? If the storage was pure local, the ...
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ssh into virtual machine (or direct VM console access)

I am trying to launch multiple VMs and need to have a direct console access (whether through ssh etc.) So, far I can launch multiple VMs using virsh/KVM tools. How I do it is that I just have one ...
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How To Monitor And Alert For KVM Hypervisors

We have an environment where we are currently monitoring ~50 VM hosts running esxi. We easily get alerts for hardware events and exceeding performance thresholds via vcenter. We're planning on ...
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kvm error: Cannot find suitable CPU model for given data

I'm getting the error when trying to create a VM in my Debian Jessie install. It's new, suggesting a bug, but would like to see if there is a fix first. Some info: cpuinfo: processor : 7 ...
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Virtualization-(Cluster) with KVM/libvirt on top of a FC SAN

I'd like to set up a 2-node HA-Cluster based on Ubuntu and KVM running about 30 VM's. Both nodes are connected to a HP MSA(5TB) via Fibre Channel. Multipathing's already working and the nodes are able ...
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How do I enable KVM device passthrough in Linux?

I have an MSI-GD65 Gaming motherboard and an Intel i7 4790. VT-D is enabled in the CPU Features section of the bios. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and when I try and detach a device, I get the ...
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Access pty login prompt in VM

I have created a VM with virt-install, using as install media a Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS server ISO. During the installation phase I was connected to the VM via the graphical console. Now I have the VM ...
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Connect to the text console of a running VM

I have a running VM with vnc disabled. This is the command running it: qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -name scratch -S -machine pc-i440fx-trusty,accel=kvm,usb=off -m 512 -realtime mlock=off -smp ...
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ERROR Host does not support virtualization type 'hvm

hello I have a problem in installing vm on KVM using libvirt(virsh install -) sudo virt-install -n ccnx1 -r 512 --vcpus=1 --os-type=linux --accelerate --nographics -v -l ...
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ERROR Host does not support virtualization type 'hvm'

I have a problem in installing vm on KVM using libvirt virsh install sudo virt-install -n ccnx1 -r 512 --vcpus=1 --os-type=linux --accelerate --nographics -v -l ~/ubuntu-12.04.5-alternate-i386.iso ...
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Is there a way to connect VMWare Workstation / Fusion to non-esx Libvirtd-managed virtual machines?

I'm using KVM virtual machines managed through libvirtd server-side for most of my projects. On my desktop however, I'm using VMWare Fusion Professional which, just like its VMWare Workstation cousin, ...
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OpenVPN connects and access to ip works but not url in browser

I have been struggling for 2 days to setup Openvpn access to one of my servers but something doesn't work. First about my setup: My server is Debian 6 installed on vps on kvm environment. I have ...
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Adding nic to virtual machine via kvm not showing up inside machine

I'm trying to add a new nic (eth1) to a virtual machine that I have set up using virt-manager. I can use Virt-manager to add the hardware but when the machine is booted no new cards show up. What have ...
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windows 7 as kvm guest installation with virtio drivers - detected virtio scsi disk shows wrong capacity

I am trying to install windows 7 64bit as a kvm guest. I read here that I should install the virtio scsi driver during installation. I use virt-install to start my installation from the command line ...
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Ubuntu KVM Guests going Read Only

I have three servers, all running KVM with 4-5 Ubuntu Server guests: generic PC, single SATA HDD, Ubuntu 14.04 PowerEdge 2950 8GB RAM, 2x SAS 10k in RAID1, Ubuntu 12.04 PowerEdge 2950 8GB RAM, 2x ...
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unable to start the installation of a kvm win7 guest

I am using this command (using virt-install on a debian 7 host) to start the installation of windows7 guest OS. I have assembled the following from a plethora of sites virt-install --connect ...
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Guest networking not working on Debian Jessie Host server KVM with br0 bridged network

GUESTS networking not working at all. In other words guest can not ping host or lan gateway. I have br0 bridge already created, also brctl show that vnet0 was properly added by KVM to br0 on guest ...
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Kernel panic installing CentOS7 guest on CentOS7 host

I'm trying to install a CentOS 7 guest as a guest on CentOS 7 KVM host but keep getting a Kernel panic, and it seems to happen at the exact same spot every time. I've even tried installing a CentOS 6 ...
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KVM virtual IP address not working on HOST, works on GUEST

I have a setup composed of the following: -> A HOST running KVM with the following network configs: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface ...
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Proxmox OpenVZ and KVM talking on one host private IP's

I have a proxmox server running version 3.2-132, here's the relevant version information: root@sol:~# pveversion -v proxmox-ve-2.6.32: 3.2-132 (running kernel: 2.6.32-31-pve) pve-manager: 3.2-4 ...
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KVM Windows 7 graphics performance using remote desktop

I'm have a Windows 7 installed as a KVM guest on Ubuntu Server 14.04 (headless server). Virtio driver is installed (for system disk). Graphics performance is bad due to lack of graphics driver - there ...
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nested virtualization in kvm

I am looking for some advice on configuring KVM on Red Hat 6.5 so that it is able to run Red Hat Hypervisor as a virtual guest. When I am running Red Hat Virtialization Hypervisor as KVM guest then ...
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Restarting the networking on the HOST makes GUEST lose connection

I am probably missing something but have a KVM virtualized HOST/GUEST setup. The GUEST is using a bridge (br0) on the HOST for internet connectivity. When I make a "/etc/init.d/networking stop ; ...
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KVM Image consumes more space on disk than what du shows

I have a kvm image which by looking at it with du -sh consumes 13GB (12980888) but in reality it consumes 42GB. Found that out the hard way when I scped it and after 18GB it was still copying ...
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Find cause of unresponsive Ubuntu 14.04 KVM host

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction on a very puzzling problem. I've got an older server running Ubuntu 14.04 that serves as a virtual host for some small virtual (KVM) machines. ...
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KVM - Graphics card passthrough

I am trying to passthrough a graphics card to a KVM guest but have been unsuccessful. The graphics cards has been attached and it does appear that the guest is aware of the card, I can see the kernel ...
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KVM/libvirt: How to configure static guest IP addresses on the virtualisation host

What I'd like to do is to set the guests' network configuration (IP address, subnet, gateway, broadcast address) from the host system. The used network setup is in bridge mode. How can I configure the ...
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Cut'n'paste between X11 Desktop and the virt-manager VNC graphical console of a Win7 VM guest on a Server

I have a licensed copy of MicroSoft Windows 7 professional installed and running as guest on my Linux server running qemu-kvm. This works just fine. But I was unable to figure out how to ...
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“Nosy Neighbor” and the CFQ scheduler

I'm trying to understand how does using CFQ affects the "Nosy Neighbor" problem. I'll ask it a bit naively, can a "Nosy Neighbor" even exist when using CFQ? Isn't that CFQ should make sure all ...
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openvpn peers can ping network but not reverse

In a nutshell, I have two libvirt/kvm hosts on which I have virtual machines running. The hosting company that these machines are with cannot provide any sort of virtual network between these ...
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KVM Bridge with external ip with windows server 2012 guest

I'm currently setting up a guest windows server with kvm/qemu on a unbuntu 14.04 host and a bridged network connection to allow the server to be exposed over the internet. I'm trying to give my ...
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Libvirt/KVM vm - No network connectivity

I have installed devstack (OpenStacks development platform) on a physical ubuntu 14.04 host and I have been trying to follow the tutorials for manually creating an image. I have tried for Ubuntu and ...
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Weird Phusion+nginx spawning delay error

We are trying to migrate an application written on REE from cloud provider A to cloud provider B. The application code, VM specs and operating systems are the same. The basic difference is that cloud ...
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Windows guest on KVM/Qemu suffers horrible key lag

Host OS is Arch Linux with the following versions:- qemu 2.1.0-2 libvirt 1.2.7-1 linux 3.15.8-1 Guest OS is Windows 7 64-bit. This problem did not exist when I first created this VM and started ...
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KVM - Changing Memory of Guests Live

I have a KVM guest that I would like to dynamically change the memory allocation of. At the moment, to change the memory of the guest, I have to run: sudo virsh edit $GUEST_DOMAIN Then change the ...
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How to speed up QEMU on Windows host?

We want to run our Ubuntu 64bit web server virtualized/emulated on a Windows 64bit host. Intended use is to distribute the VM to customers who might not have "elevated" or "admin" rights on the ...
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SSH Public Key Authentication only works if active session exists before

I have a rather strange problem with my SSH configuration. I set up my server with the help of a Remote Access Card and configured everything with a KVM viewer. So while being logged into the server ...
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Any suggestions on setting a vswitch to allow a kvm guest to pxe install from an external boot server?

Any suggestions on setting a vSwitch to allow a kvm guest to pxe install from an external boot server? I'm trying to configure a vSwitch, in Fedora 20, so that I would be able to do a net-install, of ...
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How to setup IPTables on KVM host - iptables-persistent is being ignored

I'm trying to setup some specific IPTables rules on an ubuntu 14.04.1 host that runs some KVM guests. The box has multiple NICs with multiple IP addresses and the guests use different addresses based ...
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KVM Ubuntu Guest cannot connect to the internet on bridged networking

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits) + KVM Host with 2 NICs: - eth0 connected to the "public" network - eth1 connected to the br0 bridge with a private ip address range From Host I can access internet, ...
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Poor network performance with KVM (virtio drivers) - Update: with vhost_net

I've set up several KVM based networks before, and never encountered this issue, can't for the life of me think what I'd have set up differently previously. Setup Basically, Ive got and entirely ...
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Migrating Hyper-V VM's to CentOS 6

I have tried to search this around in google, but I haven't actually found anyone migrating from Hyper-V (Windows) to CentOS 6, only the other way around. So, I was wondering if there are any pointers ...
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What does cpu-pinning mean in context of KVM hypervisor with multiple virtual machines

I am looking at configuring a KVM hypervisor to have some virtual machines. THe KVM hypervisor has 8 physical cores (16 with HyperThreading). I want to create 8 virtual machines on it but I am not ...
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Virtuall Manager : CentOS Guest Install Garbled Text

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 with virtual manager but the menu is garbled. Host machine is running on Debian Wheezy. Thank you in advance.
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kvm- launching VM through putty

I want to setup a VM (host:ubuntu server / guest ubuntu server) I connect through putty (from windows) to my server and launch the following commands: #create the guest image qemu-img create -f ...
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Determine if IPs are backed by VPS

Is there any way to determine if IPs are backed by actual VPSes? For example, a VPS host receives a /22 block of IPs. He puts them on his server and requests more, but you want to verify that each IP ...
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KVM unix socket file permission for VNC

I'm using kvm-qemu/libvirtd for a bunch of kvms. I'm using vnc for the graphical interface. By default, it listens on a tcp socket. I want to have it listen on a unix socket instead. Looking at some ...
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Xen PV, Xen HVM and KVM

Am I correct that you can boot up any operating system with either of these virtualization types as they act as a bare metal machine and compile your own kernel? I am looking to switch over from ...
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How do I get IPv6 packets to my KVM virtual machine?

My setup is: Debian Wheezy x64 on the host and on the guest. I am using a tun/tap setup to connect a virtual machine to the host. The KVM network options I use are: -net ...