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 switch in ws2012 from an IDE disk to a Virtio disk?

I am running Windows server 2012 in a virtual machine under Debian Jessie. I tried to follow the Red Hat tutorial in order to switch on the Virtio drivers: 1) I downloaded from Debian the virtio ...
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How to tell if VM in KVM is using VT-x

I have a machine running under KVM which is not performing very well. I have been trying to google a way to determine if a VM is using VT-x. I can find plenty of links on how to determine if your ...
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Failed to read VM '[Empty Name]' OVF, it may be corrupted

When importing a VM from virt-p2v into rhev/ovirt, I am greeted with a Failed to read VM '[Empty Name]' OVF, it may be corrupted when I visit the VM import tab. The engine.log gives this unhelpful ...
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Proxmox KVM fails to start

My new server is Fujitsu Primergy RX1330 M1 with Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220 running either Proxmox V4 or Proxmox V3.4 i have this problem : When i create a new virtual machine, during the start ...
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How to “really” reduce the size of KVM VMs images?

I've spent many hours searching the web about how to shrink KVM virtual disk images, especially for Windows guests, with no luck. All I've found is to zeroize the VM free space, defrag the virtual ...
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Qemu qmp snaphot-drive

what is the correct method to use qemu qmp snapshot-drive ? Is there any other way to create snapshot of qcow2 based VPS without using virsh snapshot-create ? They seem to corrupt the filesystem on ...
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Free hypervisor for small configuration

I'm building a server for virtualization for a non profit organization. I was planning on employing VMware ESXI free but I'm second guessing my plan because newer ESXI don't seem to be well supported ...
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IBM WebSphere Application Server ND 7.0 installer on a Debian Jessie AMD64 KVM host stuck on generateProfileKey

I am trying to install IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment version 7.0 on an AMD64 KVM VM running Debian Jessie. I cannot start the launchpad.sh script regardless of whether I use ...
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Openfiler as KVM guest does not recognize drives

Team, I am using openfiler as a KVM guest, I have provisioned virtual drives and can see them when I login to the openfiler cli and run fdisk -l. I cannot however configure them from the openfiler ...
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Solidworks: activation license mode is not supported in this virtual environment (Qemu-KVM)

The question is not around Solidworks actually, so please continue to read. The whole idea of virtualization is to be hardware independent. Before our eyes a whole new dependency level is being ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dektop libVMI installatoin

In Ubuntu 14.04 I install KVM and successfully created Win 7 guest, Info: Kvm version: QEMU emulator version 2.0.0 (Debian 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.19), Copyright (c) 2003- Now I am following this link ...
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Backup of KVM raw-images

` Hi,guys! I'm running qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.355.0.1.el6 on CentOS 6.3 using raw images for my virtual machines. Is there any way to safely backup guests, without stopping them? I've tried to make ...
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VM-VM only network with KVM

I'm trying to create a VM only network where guests can speak to each other, but not with the host. I want to isolate the host for security reasons, as multiple test users will be using the VMs. ...
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How can I set the vnet number for my KVM VM?

I need to ba able to sniff the vnetX interface that is created for a KVM VM when it starts. The problem is, the X in vnetX is automatically incremented from 0 with each VM. I've read somewhere that ...
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Why is Windows 7 64 bit not recognising my IDE HDD in KVM?

I'm trying to run Windows 7 64 bit on KVM on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-46-generic x86_64). If I install Windows 7 32 bit, the windows installer recognizes the IDE HDD, but the 64 bit ...
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dhcp not assigning gateway

So I am running a dev server for KVM virtual machines. I have a DHCP server running locally on the host node with the following configuration: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf ddns-update-style none; ...
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KVM - Reassembly of packets done by virtual bridge interfaces

I've 2 guest OSs in KVM based setup, talking to each other using a virtual bridge(VBR) Client--Device1--(VNET1)----VBR----(VNET2)Device2--- Server I see that the packets are getting fragmented by ...
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KVM: how to resize guest VM disk via LVM

on the Debian host nl-ams02c-kvm02 there is CentOS guest VM nl-ams02c-ispbgp02. i resized the corresponding LVM like : root@nl-ams02c-kvm02:~# lvextend -L +10000G /dev/raid50/nl-ams02c-ispbgp02 ...
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Use host's VGA output from virtual machine

Is there a way to stop a host OS from using its VGA port (on the motherboard) and allow a VM to use it instead with KVM-QEMU? I have read about VGA pass-through, but all the discussion I've found on ...
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enable ssh over virtual machines running on kvm

I am trying to connect to a virtual machine running on KVM hypervisor from a host machine (Ubuntu 14.04) through ssh, but it is giving me the following error: ssh: connect to host 10.117.82.2 port ...
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KVM hypervisor swap

I've had my first CentOS 7 KVM host setup for about a year now, it is a dual quad-core machine with 32GB of physical memory. I have a dozen VM's running with a total allocated memory of 23GB. This ...
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network configuration (bridging) proxmox

I bought yesterday an proxmox license. All works fine only the network configuration is very complicated. My network configuration: 84.200.50.186 -> hostsystem ip 84.200.50.186 -> VM ip ...
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kvm network bridge on centos 6

I have a Centos 6 KVM host. I installed the KVM following this manual: https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/KVM Its network has been configured as a bridge: [root@server ~]# ifconfig br0 Link ...
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Delete “orphan” libvirt snapshot

I am trying to live-snapshot using KVM as per this procedure. I must have messed up at some point because I'm in a state I don't understand. My VM is called prod. It was created in file ...
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port forwarding with libvirt

I'm trying to get port forwarding working through libvirt on top of QEMU and KVM. I found this article (https://snippets.webaware.com.au/howto/running-qemu-with-port-redirection-through-libvirt/), but ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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 ...