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, kvm-...

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KVM top shows high CPU load on host for windows7 guest though windows is on idle

we have an virtualization environment with actually 4 VMs (2 x linux, 1 x w2k3, 1 x win7). In the host system (Debian Jessie) top always shows a CPU load of 30-70% (or more) for the qemu process of ...
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Can the server administrator browse date of the hosting based KVM Virtualization?

The hosting in https://www.digitalocean.com/ is based KVM Virtualization. If I purchase a their hosting , and upload private data, can the server administrator browse all my of date?
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Proxmox/KVM: Can not clone VM

I would like to create a clone of a KVM machine - yesterday I was able to create a clone of the same machine within some minutes. Now it takes hours and is still stuck an "0%": create full clone of ...
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IPv6 routing under KVM virtualization

I'm having trouble configuring IPv6 routing under KVM virtualization, and I need your help! On the host machine. It uses bridge (named br0) to give its guest machines Internet access. On the guest ...
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Files left over after removing KVM guest

Looking at this post I ran the following commands to remove a VM: sudo rm /var/lib/libvirt/images/centos01.qcow2 sudo virsh undefine centos01 --managed-save --snapshots-metadata But it looks like I ...
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WARNING KVM acceleration not available, using 'qemu'

Running debian (Linux Rick 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u6 (2015-11-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux) Looking at my cpuinfo I can see I have vmx support: flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce ...
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Can't ping from guest CentOS 7 VM to another guest CentOS 7 VM

I have a problem with ping VM from and to another VM that run CentOS7. The hypervisor is KVM and I control all with CloudStack. The strange thing is that I can ping from and to secondary storage vm ...
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QEMU/KVM nic properties

1) What's the use of the addr value when specifying a new network interface on QEMU/KVM ? Example: qemu -hda deb.img -net nic,addr=192.168.1.10 2) Is there a way to specify directly the IP address ...
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KVM Virtual Machine: Wrong Disk Size

Ever since I did yum update and tried to create a new (for example) 10GB Disk KVM VPS, the reported disk space inside VM is locked to the initial template size (usually 1GB for linux template). ...
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Is there a way to get the KVM Guest using alias interfaces to communicate with one another?

I've done lots of reading and it seems I have misconfigured my KVM Server. I would mess with the networking to get it to work but everytime I have, my company had to send somebody over while I try to ...
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How can I increase vCPUs on VM without powering off in RHEL 7

I am trying to increase vCPUs on a VM. I have done this in the past. Poweroff the VM Configure for maximum allowed vCPUs virsh setvcpus vm-1 10 --maximum --config Change for current settings ...
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Qemu - Reduce virtual disk size

I have a problem trying to reduce a virtual machine's disk. The host is CentOS 6.5 and the guest is Windows XP. The size of the virtual drive is 250GB, but I want it smaller. How can I do that? ...
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Activate Intel VT-d in the kernel on CentOS7

Following many tutorials, they ask you to alter the grup file at the /boot/grup/grup.conf.. but in Centos7 there is no /boot/grup/grup.conf ... Activate Intel VT-d in the kernel Activate Intel VT-d ...
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create a kvm/qemu vm from vbox config… network adapter configuration?

I have a virtualbox image and configuration file (.vbox) that I want to run under kvm or qemu. I converted the disk image file to a .qcow2 image file, however I'm not sure if there are any tools that ...
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TFTP for libvirt hosts behind NAT

This has taken me all day to work out, so I thought I would get this recorded here! I have a LibVirt host with NAT instead of bridging for the hosted virtual machines, using the default IPTables ...
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vlan qemu: guest listening from other guests

I'm trying to simulate a little network of 3 machines using QEMU where a machine (deb1) is directly connected with the host and the other 2 machines (deb2, deb3): Host ...
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kvm snapshot-create-as failed

I have Ubuntu server with qemu/kvm. I'm try to create snapshot (for further backup) using libvirt and get this error: # virsh snapshot-create-as --domain 56 --name copy_snap --no-metadata --disk-only ...
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How to get disk list on VM

I installed CentOs 7 as host after I installed a guest VM withe CentOs 7 every thing work. I have to questions 1. How can i see the disks guest from host on the cli. Like when i run "virsh list --...
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KVM Guest in vlan + bridge not working

I'm trying to set up a few KVM Guest on a machine with bridged interfaces and vlans. The whole configuration is done in a host with Debian, to be more specific in Kali 2.0 and it has DHCP. Im doing ...
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Manage KVM and or XEN Server from Windows

I cant seem to find a way to mange my KVM and XEN Server from a Windows machine. Is there really no way except a remote desktop connection?
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KVM guest cannot connect to host, but works vice versa

I have debian 7 on my host machine and I run a KVM vm on it. My hosts network configuration is this (the relevant parts): br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 68:b5:99:ae:8f:11 inet ...
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Libvirt guest destroyed after shutdown

I have created a VM withLibvirt and when I shut it down whether forcefully or with ACPI, it gets deleted. I create it: <domain type='kvm'> <name>deneme2</name> <memory>...
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How to remove last updates on Windows Server 2012 if it does not boot now?

We have bought new VPS and I am trying to install it as we need it - Windows Server 2012 R2 x64. There are quite many things we want to install and I am working on this for several days already. The ...
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Debian / KVM bonding and bridging NICs

I have a physical server with 4 NICs running Debian 8. I want to install KVM and configure guest vm's. One of the guest vm's will run the controller software to manage my network devices (ie managed ...
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KVM vs XEN PV - which might have higher Server Load [duplicate]

I am wondering KVM vs XEN PV which will create higher server load (From Host perspective). In simple words, if identical VM's ( Linux variant) runs on a KVM based node and XEN PV based node which ...
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Soft Lockup - CPU Stuck qemu-system-x86

I have a system running: * openstack icehouse * Linux 3.13.0-48-generic #80-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 12 11:16:15 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux(Ubuntu 3.13.0-48.80-generic 3.13.11-ckt16) Suddenly ...
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Confused about virtual network interfaces needed for network

I am relatively new to networking and have researched a lot about the topic however I am still confused as to what kind of virtual set-up I need. I have linked a diagram of the network over here: ...
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How to set KVM Kernel boot “only once”?

I am trying using automation install via KVM. The step is : Load Kernel and initrd from disk It will install customized Linux to HDD, and automatically reboot Boot from HDD So I use this command ...
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CentOS7 KVM - Mouse is “off” on the console with virt-manager

I am managing a KVM host with virt-manager from a Windows 8.1 PC. I have XMING\PuTTY installed on the PC w\ X11 Forwarding. I SSH to the KVM host and run virt-manager. I noticed that the mouse is ...
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CentOS7: KVM: error: Cannot create user runtime directory '/run/user/0/libvirt': Permission denied

Been trying to resolve an issue I found by having our Nagios installation use a plugin for KVM, check_kvm, I found. I think my problem boils down to a permissions issue with the nagios/nrpe user. ...
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low write disk speed of windows kvm guest with LVM

I have a trouble with my windows 2008 R2 KVM guest. It write speed to disk extremely slow: But on another VM (windows 10) on this KVM host write speed is ok: # cat /etc/system-release CentOS Linux ...
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Get link speed of an virtio-net network adapter

I have an linux vm running on kvm with virtio-net, and I want to check the link speed. How can I do that? What I tried so far: # ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Link detected: yes It seems that ...
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How to explain the machine type concept in the virtualization?

When I was under Debian Wheezy, virt-manager created virtual machines with the "pc-0.12" machine type. Since I am under Debian Jessie, virt-manager creates virtual machines with "pc-i440fx-2.1" ...
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What does take all the cpu here?

On a small SSD VPS I got 2 GB of RAM and 2 vCPU core (dedicated to my server), virtualized via KVM. So far so good. The server is mainly used for databases (MySQL) and fast network file storage (via ...
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how to enable L3 cache on kvm guest?

I start a kvm guest(centos6.5) on a Intel machine(centos6.5),use libvirt, the guest's xml as follow <domain type='kvm' xmlns:qemu='http://libvirt.org/schemas/domain/qemu/1.0'> <name>...
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How to definitively change a parameter in a xml vm domain file?

I have a vm with the machine type = "pc-012". For a reason linked with virtio, I changed the machine type for "pc-1.1" with virsh edit domain command. When I reboot the host, I find again "pc-012" !? ...
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Running two Ubuntu KVM virtual machines with bridged (tapped?) networking

I have a server that's running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to run two virtual machines with bridged networking at the same time. The networking of the first VM works, but the second one has no ...
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VM inbound traffic only works with outbound traffic at same time

I've recently configured a VM on a low-end rental VPS service to try to improve load times for a web site I'm running. (The web site makes use of high-reliability technologies that require full access ...
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DMAR errors on KVM PCI passthrough, server freezes

I'm using Proxmox VE 3.4.9 in a 7 nodes cluster, and I'm having some stability problems on the 4th node. Sometimes I have a very lot of error like these: Nov 17 09:48:30 node4 kernel: DMAR:[fault ...
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KVM port binding

I followed this tutorial to install a KVM virtual machine on my ubuntu server. Now i need to bind a port from the guest to the host. I tried several tutorial to bind the port, but nothing worked. My ...
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Golden image updates in qemu

Consider that there are 100 windows virtual machines coming from a single base image and each vm is added to domain along with minor other machine specific settings which can be done by a script. ...
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Debian KVM network setup

I have a server with 4 ethernet ports. I want to use two ports for link aggregation to be used for KVM (virtual guests). How can I go about setting this up properly? Create the link agg first then ...
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DHCP Server Offers, But Client Doesn't Accept

I currently have a development node that runs KVM virtualized VMs. There is a DHCP server running on the node to provide addresses to the VMs. I had DHCP working previously, but I reinstalled one of ...
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Using byobu on KVM Guest via Serial Console

I am logged in to a KVM Guest (running Ubuntu 12.04 on Centos 6.6 host). I followed the instructions here Access pty login prompt in VM The problem is that the console fills the terminal window just ...
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CentOS, KVM, VLANs and bridging

I need help designing networking for virtualized guests using KVM. My machine is running CentOS 7 and has 2 NICs. I'd like to achieve the following One physical interface (em1) shall be used for ...
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Remove Hardware Support From Qemu [closed]

I am currently experimenting with Qemu 2.4.1 and I'd like the support for few hardware to be removed. Say like USB/Mouse/SoundCard etc. While I was tinkering with the source code, I was able to ...
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Virtualized X Server on Host Machine

So, I'm trying to tackle a rather odd issue. I'm fairly new with virtualization (the most I've managed is isolating some applications with Docker and VirtualBox, which isn't hard to do). I am more ...
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KVM/libvirt: Guest monopolizes bridge

I'm having a problem in which the first guest started on a VM host can send traffic through both of its assigned interfaces, but subsequent guests can only send traffic through one interface. My VM ...
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Using KVM with macvtap and VLANs for VM

I want to use the optimizations given for the ASAv (Page 18) which should run with KVM. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I should configure macvtap for an higher performance. It just says the ...
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kvm raw disk cloning

I have a kvm guest machine on raw disk that I would like to clone so that I could restore it to another kvm host machine on lvm with drbd. I need to do this without any or as little downtime as ...