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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bad inodes in KVM guests

I ran a script to snapshot all logical volumes from KVM guests and backup. But /var/log/messages reported these errors: Jun 02 09:57:08 server lvm[24245]: Monitoring snapshot ...
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KVM - Advantages of Installing From PXE

I have been looking at various ways to install KVM guests and am currently using base install ISOs combined with kickstart files automatically install/configure them, but sometimes use cloning. ...
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Linux - KVM - very slow disk io

The I/O performance of my new server is pretty low. I Googled and tried everything I can imagine. First of all, here are the Hardware Components: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6344 4x Seagate ...
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KVM : domain names are resolved, but cannot ping

I've found that in KVM, my networking is acting funny. Oddly (1) I can resolve external internet locations using nslookup or ping , but I cannot actually receive a ping back. (2) I cannot ping ...
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KVM : VMs need several restarts to boot (on 2 different hosts)

I'm using a KVM hypervisor on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 server. My virtual machine's virtual disks are LVM volumes, formatted as ext3. The guest OSes are all Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 server. Everything ...
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Problems on using KVM Guest as router

We have two private subnets on different locations BJ and SH. in BJ, subnet is 10.1.0.0/16 in SH, subnet is 10.2.0.0/16 We want them connected, so we build a tunnel through public internet using ...
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CentOS 6.5 Server Lockup

Today one of our CentOS 6.5 KVM nodes from OVH crashed after 46 days of uptime and we were unable to find the reason why, we had this issue before with the OVH kernel on another server but this one is ...
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Online resizing of kvm guest root filesystem?

I have a Linux guest that uses an LVM volume directly as root file system (that is, there is no partition table). libvirt config looks thus: <os> <type arch='x86_64' ...
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KVM Dynamic Rate Limiting

How can I dynamically rate limit the network speed on individual KVM instances? For example, I want to set a rule where if a user uses over 100mbps inbound or outbound bandwidth for over 30 minutes, ...
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KVM Server error

I have installed KVM server in Centos 6.4 and i have created gluster storage pool in that gluster storage pool i have installed some linux and window VM's i have assigned 1GB RAM and 20 GD virtual ...
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Slower VM Performance for Headless Browser Tests on Xeon

I created a virtual machine on my desktop to run our continuous integration process. After I was happy with it, I moved the VM (keeping the same configuration) onto our server where I found that the ...
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CentOS 6 KVM Host cannot connect to Internet while VMs can

I've configured a CentOS 6.4 server as a KVM host running multiple VMs. VMs running on this KVM host are fine. The problem is: the host itself cannot connect to the Internet. External addresses ...
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Best type of virtualization when CPU has more threads than cores

I have a 4 cores/8 threads Intel Xeon processor. This is something I tried to particularly ask in SolusVM support, however I haven't got a good reply. I even don't know if they are right: they told me ...
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Force an LXC container to use its own IP address

Sorry if this question has already been asked. I could not find it, I have this setup : +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |HOST ...
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How to start a new instance of QEMU based on the same image and snapshot?

I have a QEMU image (qcow2) with a snapshot stored in it. Right now I'm using libvirt to start it. However, I want to be able to run more than one instance of the same image+snapshot. I guess I can ...
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virsh vcpu_period and vcpu_quota

I have been looking into ways to divide my CPU amongst KVM guests other than by just setting vCPU access limits. I understand the concept of cpu_shares which can be set/displayed with virsh schedinfo, ...
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Asus ASMB4 KVM - How to restart from bash command line?

I have a remote server that hasnt been access in a while and it seems the KVM web interface is not working. I can SSH in and get a prompt but I dont have any idea how to either: -reboot the KVM only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM host - not allocating KVM guest correctly, high load

Encountering an odd issue with Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts/VMs. We have a number of physical machines, all the same spec, but when we try and start the same type of KVM image (OpenNebula is managing the ...
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Windows 2003 server on KVM. Device manager shows error for processor. What CPU should I emulate?

I have moved a Windows Server 2003 VM from VMware to KVM running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's working very well. The only thing that is not perfect is that Device Manager on the Windows guest shows the ...
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dnsmasq(as DHCP server) isn't working in KVM+libvirt envirmont

I'm using dnsmasq as DHCP server in VM environment. But It didn't working. I disabled basic DHCP feature in libvirt. <network> <name>default</name> ...
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How to increase KVM guest disk size using LVM VG as storage pool?

The KVM host server is running CentOS 6.5 and a LVM volume group "storage_pool" is used as the main storage pool for KVM. An Ubuntu guest is installed using an ext4 filesystem and mounts the whole ...
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Apache bench failing with error “No route to host”

Got a new dedicated box. Installed CentOS 6.5 Installed KVM Installed a CentOS 6.5 guest rsync'd websites/database/settings etc over from existing VPS. Set up "dedi.mydomain.com" in DNS to test it ...
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Can't use yum on guest - suspect port 80 forwarding in iptables on host at fault?

What's wrong with this set-up? Both host and guest are CentOS 6.5 Specifically, I can't run yum on the guest. I can ping happily to/from the guest, including pinging mirrorlist.centos.org If I ...
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“Network error: connection refused” when trying to SSH to guest VM

CentOS 6.5 host, CentOS 6.5 guest. Using kvm. VM gets a local IP from the virbr0 interface. I've set up some port forwarding in iptables. port 80 forward works, but my SSH forward does not. ...
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How to give my KVM guests network connectivity? [closed]

I'm completely new to KVM and the whole idea of virtualisation, but have been reading about it for a couple of days and playing with it for the last few hours. Creating, installing, cloning etc... ...
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KVM image size has changed

We had a 180GB VM image. Inside the guest VM everything is OK and hdd size is 180G. but when we look the image size on the host it is 475MB. I am afraid that if we restart, the VM wouldn't work. I ...
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Issue with OpenShift Origin VM on Debian

I'm following this guide to install an OpenShift Origin VM. But Fedora is complaining at the end. It is saying that /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxx does not exist and by consequences, it seems that it is not ...
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SolusVM with KVM and HVM disk limits

I have searched google and also asked SolusVM directly in a ticket just now. I cant seem to find the answer anywhere. Im curious what the max disk space of KVM and also HVM vps units is? I have a ...
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check a vps guest memory usage and CPU usage

I have vps guests that are managed by KVM and libvirt. Using virt-df, I am able to check the real disk usage of each vps guest. #virt-df [--options] -d domname Is there a similar utility tool to ...
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proxmox KVM routed network with multiple public IPs

I have a dedicated hosting with hetzner. Additionally i have bought a 6IP subnet. My main IP is: 148.111.111.200 My main subnet is: 255.255.255.224 My additional IPs are 148.222.222.1 to ...
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vanilla ubuntu-vm-builder on i7 aborts aborts (with PAE?)

host: intel i7-4* cpu, running linux kubuntu 14.04 guest: attempting to create. ubuntu-vm-builder kvm saucy eventually, Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main ...
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how to clone a VM on LVM to another in KVM?

On a Debian wheezy i installed KVM for virtualization and install some VMs on it. I use separate LVM disks because of its performance for my VMs disk. Now i need to clone one of them in new LVM disk. ...
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How does virt-install create and persist and secure the boot disk?

Normally when i run virt install, I boot initially from the network, by installing from source, and also including a "--disk" option. The way i do it is described here ( in the "root" of this ...
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KVM: Machines unbootable after host reboot

Im finding that my KVM guests are unusable after i reboot my host. Specifically, I always get this error: Booting from hard disk Boot failed: not a bootable disk What causes this error? ...
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Ping (DUP) with Linux bridges and tap devices

http://imgur.com/qPoy2QJ I have two Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) VM (running on KVM) that networked together using two Linux bridges as shown above. The network interfaces are Linux TAP devices. The problem ...
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kvm hypervisor kernel panic

My kvm hypervisor had been running with 20+ vps guests for a few months. But a few days ago it went to kernel panic. There were no abnormal operation that I found would cause the problem, except that ...
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How to relate cloudstack volume ID to guest virtual block device ID?

Under CloudStack 4.2.1, I have an Ubuntu 14.04 guest with 3 attached volumes of the same size. From the CloudStack management page, I can see that each attached volume has a name and an ID (and a ...
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kvm guest cannot initialize network

I'm running a kvm ubuntu guest inside ubuntu both 12.04. Using KVM manager for this. Initially everything was fine, could connect from the guest to the internet, the host all right. But all of a ...
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DHCP error when creating a kvm ubuntu image

I'm trying to create a new ubuntu image in kvm using Virtual Machine Manager. I select "CDROM" ad the installation media and insert an Ubuntu CD into the drive. When I hit "Create" the newly created ...
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Optimizing disk performance on KVM VM configuration

I have a KVM host server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, bare bones installation with only KVM installed. The server has an 8 Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz CPU with 32GB of RAM and SATA ...
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Should I use FAT or NTFS when using Windows XP as a KVM guest? [closed]

I am installing 32-bit Windows XP as a KVM guest on CentOS 6. Should I be using FAT or NTFS filesystem and why?
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Can I have virtio-win package on CentOS?

In "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Virtualization Host Configuration and Guest Installation Guide" in chapter 10.1 "Installing the KVM Windows para-virtualized drivers" it says: The virtio-win ...
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List all devices emulated for a VM

I have created a VM with the below command in qemu . (KVM enabled) #qemu-kvm -m 1024 -enable-kvm -hda /var/lib/libvirt/images/fedora.img NOW, VM is launched. I would like to know the exact devices ...
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Cannot add any virtio discs in virt-manager, how to fix?

I’ve just freshly installed virt-manager and libvirt-bin (and related packages) on a Debian sid system, and have a strange problem I’ve not yet seen on another similar installation: When creating a ...
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Any disadvantage of running a virtual machine using files for its drives hosted on freenas/zfs?

I recently got tired of the really slow I/O reads and latency (10-30 MB/s read, not sure for latency but very slow) from a provider I rent a virtual machine from. He uses freenas, the virtual machine ...
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Relationship between KVM Virtualization Host and Guest resource utilization

I have a KVM Virtualization host with 8 cores and 32GB of RAM. The machine is used to host VMs used in evaluating software, configurations, etc. Typically there are 2-4 VMs running simultaneously. The ...
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Discreet Graphics Over IPMI

We have an Asus RS100-E7/PI2 with an additional ASMB5-iKVM IPMI add on. We use Nvidia G210's in a dual screen set up, dummy forced VGA as the main and a secondary screen HDMI output to an encoder ...
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Emulate VMware vswitch on KVM [duplicate]

I'm wondering how I would go about emulating how a standard vswitch works in KVM. In VMware you have the following: vmnic -> vswitch(tagged) -> port group (untagged) So all traffic going to the ...
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Which CPU model to set for guest KVM when processor is Ivy Bridge?

For a KVM host with an Ivy Bridge processor, which MODEL should use for CPU>CONFIGURATION in Virtual Machine Manager? Ivy Bridge is not available.
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Persistent Network Configuration using KVM and libvirt

Our environment will have a KVM host setup dynamically using kickstart (easy enough). The hard part is dealing with network configuration and keeping VLAN configuration (and possibly bridge/host ...