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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Configuring additional static IP for Guest Machine

I am trying to bind my Guest machine to respond on my second public IP address. Sometimes it works automatically by DHCP just by configuring my MAC address, sometimes it doesn't work at all. All I ...
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Stucking qemu-kvm process

What i have: CentOS 7.1 as KVM host - Xeon E3-1200 v2, 32GB RAM, with and without dedicated raid controller (i tried both options) 3x Ubuntu 14.04.2 as quest VM (3 CPU, 512MB RAM on each VM) host ...
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Creating several kvm bridges over tagged bond

I have the following configuration in a RHEL6.5 which works great. # ifcfg-em1_2 DEVICE=em1_2 HWADDR=C8:1F:66:D8:77:D2 TYPE=Ethernet ONBOOT=yes NM_CONTROLLED=no MASTER=bond0 SLAVE=yes USERCTL=no ...
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Is there any way to lock/unlock a Hosted Engine in oVirt?

I have a weird situation with my Hosted Engine in oVirt. We have an oVirt cluster set up using gluster as the storage for the engines isos and all the information. About a week ago two of the three ...
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Openstack Icehouse - Hypervisor (KVM) cpu_mode config

I have installed Openstack Icehouse, using the guide located here, and I am trying to find out what 'cpu' is exposed through the hypervisor to a VM. I have found this guide in order to configure the ...
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Virtualization: vCPU pinning with Hyperthreading Host CPU?

I'm using KVM/libvirt on a Linux server with Core i7-2600 CPU, which has the following CPU topology (1 Socket, 4 Cores, 8 Threads): Physical | Logical ---------+-------- Core 0 | 0, 4 Core 1 | 1, ...
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KVM Bridged connection not forwarding ports?

Host and guest are both CentOS 6. Guest has an admin panel listening on port 15672 that I am unable to access from the outside. From the guest, curl localhost:15672 and curl vm1:15672 give me the ...
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Linux Routing with two NICs (LAN vs Internet) with NAT and bridging for VMs

My Setup: There is only one physical machine in this setup, a Host System for Virtual Machines (VMs) with two network adapters. One NIC (eth0) is connected to an internal network (LAN subnet, e.g. ...
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Installing VM on CentOS 6.6 with virt-install hangs

I'm trying to install a Centos 6.6 VM on a CentOS 6.6 host with the following command. virt-install \ --name vm-queue \ --description "Queue Server" \ --ram 2048 \ --disk ...
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mdadm and LVM high load and IOwait

I've got a new CentOS 6.6 server with 2 HDD with mdadm & LVM. As I've used the CentOS install CD I assume everything should be aligned properly. I've just written a KVM image to a LVM LV using dd ...
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Qemu+libvirt+kvm significant performance lag in VM's

I am troubleshooting poor performance on our new VM host machine which is a Dell PowerEdge R415 with hardware RAID. We've got about 20 VM's running like this: qemu-system-x86_64 \ -enable-kvm \ ...
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Unable to import Ubuntu virtual machine on Centos 7 kvm host

[root@kvm ~]# virsh create /root/ns1.jesse64.xml error: Failed to create domain from /root/ns1.jesse64.xml error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: qemu-kvm: -machine ...
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Unable create/access storage pool in a KVM

I have trouble using storage pools in my KVM setup. I get the following error message whenever I try to use a pool-* command in my virsh shell. virsh # pool-list error: Failed to get the number of ...
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Should I backup from within each guest, or from the host?

I'm searching for advice on whether backups are better taken from within a guest (e.g. ShadowProtect), or from within the host (e.g. copying virtual disk files, or other software). We have 12 VM's (a ...
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virsh console is “eating” keyboard input

A system upgrade messed up the sshd options in my virtual server (no matching cipher found), and while trying to get a serial console over virsh console, it seems to be "eating" or ignoring some key ...
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How use namespaces and fabric

I am using python and fabric, I have a hypervisor (KVM) defined as follows: env.hypervisor_address = 'hypervisor' # 192.168.0.250 From one VM (in the hypervisor) I want to SSH to other VMs with ...
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Low Screen Resolution on SLES 11.3 KVM guest

I have a SLES 11.3 guest running on KVM on an Ubuntu 14.04 host. When I installed the OS, I selected 'vga' as the QEMU display type. Now that the guest is up and running I cannot change the display ...
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Linux router showing packet loss

I have two linux boxes that are using a third box as a router. Packets flow normally. BoxA(10.0.0.10) -> (10.0.0.20) RouterBox (172.16.50.20) -> BoxB(172.16.50.30) When I run mtr from BoxA to BoxB the ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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(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 ...