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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Qcow2 backing image and overlay idea

I have 2 KVM servers running Windows Guests. I want to create a Qcow2 image with Windows 7 on it, install the base software needed, and then make that a backing image, read-only, with one qcow2 ...
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KVM + NFS poor disk performance

Situation: We have an Ubuntu server that hosts three VMs using KVM. All guests as well as the host need to access the same files in a certain subfolder of /var . Thus, the subfolder is exported via ...
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Mounting an LVM snapshot and converting file: is it safe?

I have KVM running and need to convert some qcow2 disk images from running guests into vmdk format. Is it safe to take an LVM snapshot of the logical volume that the qcow2 file resides on, mount it, ...
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Automatic VM disk resize

I got a KVM/Qemu setup that works great. Now I want to streamline the provisioning of new VMs. The two obvious ways are to either clone an existing disk or install from scratch (with an automated ...
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virt-install KVM “Cannot open display ”

So I am trying to create a VM using KVM (on CentOS 6.3) and the command I use is as follows: virt-install --connect qemu:///system --virt-type kvm --name ffVM32 --ram 1024 --disk ...
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Clone/Backup Strategy for VMs between ESXi and KVM requiring clones to run concurrently with original VMs

I am stuck on this problem and need help. ESXi Free version 5 and qemu-kvm/libvirtd version 0.10. I will put the TL;DR first since it captures the problem fairly well. TL;DR I have 2 VMs on a KVM ...
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Keep guest time after shutdown using KVM/libvirt

I use KVM/libvirt based virtualization. Some of vm guests have set date far in future (2-3 years, different month, day, etc) After each guest shutdown down, the date is being set to host date ...
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qemu don't start quest with disk image on tmpfs

I have 32bit windows 2k3r3 guest (terminal server) with 4GB guest ram and swapping. I created separate disk image for guest swapping and user's temp dirs. I have enouth RAM in host system and want ...
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Is Open vSwitch necessary for my setup?

I've been considering moving my VMware-based dedicated server to Linux using KVM/QEMU. The only major hurdle remaining is networking. My current setup is: NIC <---> Public vSwitch <---> ...
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OpenStack Instance not using up full space

I have created new instance with Centos 6.4 with 20 GB Disk Space but when i logging to the VPS and Execute df -h the space shown as the following Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Finding out the location order of tap interfaces in KVM VM (Libvirt)

I have inserted 8 tap interfaces in a Cisco Libvirt xml file that will create a guestmachine running Ciscio iOs image: <interface type="ethernet"> <start mode="onboot" /> <target ...
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KVM Virtual windows7 Paused on starting in Centos

I'm running CentOs 6 and just installed Windows7 in KVM Virtual Machine Manager, But when starting the win7 virtual machine then goes to pause mode , the following content of our win7 xml file : ...
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Can I run a KVM guest with a btrfs subvolume as file system?

I want to run a virtualized Debian stable KVM guest on a Debian stable host (to run untrusted stuff like Skype, Flash or eclipse with third-party plugins). Naturally host and guest will have many ...
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Why does an IPv6 route added before virtual machine is started not work

I have an external server at Hetzner with Debian 7 and trying to setup KVM with IPv6 Routing (the same setup works for IPv4 without problems). I have one Ubuntu Server VM with two interfaces which ...
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Ubutu/KVM: High iowait on guest nodes, root node fine

Recently one of my boxes has been running quite slowly. It's running Ubuntu 12 LTS and kvm to split the server into several nodes. The box has 2 normal SATA drives using software RAID-1. One of the ...
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Configure DHCPD with assigned IP address and gateway on different subnets for KVM [closed]

I have a dedi with an IP range of 123.123.123.1/24, the problem is the gateway address: 111.111.111.254 and it's on completely different subnet. I have already setup a bridge and KVM virtualization. ...
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DD broke my whole partition - boot failed: not a bootable disk . Any way to recover it?

Im kind of freaking out here, if anyone can help me please help me... This happened to a Windows 2012 KVM virtual machine. I had a very important database running in it, if I could only recover that ...
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libvirtd - Getting vps to use existing bridge

I've been working on getting KVM running on CentOS 6.4 and ran into a snag. After pouring through several online docs about setting up a bridge for the vps to connect to, and manually attempting to ...
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How to mount disk on centos 6.4 KVM server

I have Centos 6.4 on KVM server already up running with couple of sites, now i am almost run out with space so i decide buy from the server provider more gb in order to increase the HDD. I contact the ...
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VNC ports on virtual machines

On Ubuntu 12.04 I use VNC to connect to KVM guests. How can I change the port those use? By default they use port 5900 and increment to 5901 and so on.
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LVM with SSD + non SSD in volume group (for snapshot storage)

I have a KVM box running some critical VMs which perform software builds. The server runs SSD drives. I have an older version of KVM which has limited snapshot capability, and I have decided to use ...
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kvm/qemu via libvirt on CentOS - pass string or key/value or file to guest

I have a sizeable deployment of qemu/KVM VMs already, managed through libvirt. They're all CentOS 5 or 6 hosts and guests (the kernel lacks the 9p filesystem flags, so the "mount" shared filesystem ...
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KVM bridge network initial setup - 2 public IPs

I have actually two problems with my server. The setup is like this: server in a data center connected directly to the internet one network card / two public IPs (one IP the server gets over DHCP, ...
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Best way to setup linux gateway and KVM bridge

Ok so I have a Linux gateway host that acts as routing/file server, two NIC's, EXT and INT. Iptables is handling the rules to forward the traffic on a RH based system, as well has having some complex ...
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Linux kernel option to force video card to stay on

I just installed Debian Wheezy 7.1.0 on an Intel vPro System (Intel Core i5-2520M, SuperMicro MBD-X9SCV-Q-O). Intel AMT's KVM works perfectly until Debian has completed booting and shows the login ...
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VT enabled in BIOS but KVM failed to detect

I Have Dell OPTIPLEX 755 machine with VT enabled in BIOS but when i trying to check using KVM i am getting following error I am missing something? root@nova-controller:~# kvm-ok INFO: /dev/kvm does ...
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qcow2 Disk size much bigger than virtual size

What would cause this? ls shows the qcow2 to be 241G, in the VM it only has ~ 160 GB drive, no unpartitioned space. Win 7 VM, Host = EXT4 2.6 Kernel virsh 0.9.10 file format: qcow2 virtual size: ...
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virsh snapshot-create persistent through reboot/ domain destroy-start

If i take a snapshot of a qcow2 image backed domain via virsh snapshot-create domainID and I shutdown the machine (and probably destroy the domain if virsh list still shows it running), will that ...
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SR-IOV on KVM hosted guest using tagged vlans

I have read a few posts here on NOT using tagged vlans in KVM because of the emulated e1000 drivers, but I have a situation where I need to use tagged vlans. Because of this we used SR-IOV enabled ...
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libvirt network error - no 'default' network device found

My original purpose is to create centos image for openstack. Although I did directly with kvm, still wondering about error. Was using this manual for my task. After this command: # virt-install ...
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How can I tell what Hyper-V enlightenments a 2008R2 guest is using?

I have a Server 2008R2 guest running inside a KVM host. I've enabled various Hyper-V enlightenments through KVM (-cpu host,hv_relaxed,hv_vapic,hv_spinlocks=0x1000), but I'm not sure how I can confirm ...
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virsh-snapshot delete behavior in libvirt

What happens to the data after performing a virsh-snapshot delete of the most current snapshot for a domain? Does it merge the data into the existing qcow2 file? Will any new data as of the snapshot ...
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LinuxBridge Plugin configuration seems broken in my OpenStack Grizzly set-up, but how to debug it and fix it?

I used theses scripts (OpenStackGeek) to install a Single-node OpenStack Grizzly on an Ubuntu 13.04. Everything seemed to work quite fine until I tried to reach one VM. Unfortunately, no VM was ...
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KVM guest network breaks under load

We've been experiencing network problems in our KVM guests for a long time now, and I can't figure out what the problem is. We have multiple servers hosted at Hetzner in germany, these machines are ...
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bridge networking KVM

i am having a problem connecting VMs to the bridge interface. My VMs cannot connect to the host and LAN outside the host, when i ping it just say destination host unreachable. it seems that my VM is ...
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kvm - Recover domain from .img file alone

Yesterday I had a drive failure (raid-0) in the host system and had to re-install the os. Fortunately the vps images were on another raid array (raid-5) and the .img files are still available. However ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: KVM and assigning public IPs to VMs

I'm setting up an environment where I have a VM host running behind a NAT firewall and plan to install VMs with public IPs so that they can be directly accessed over the internet like in the following ...
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KVM USB Passthrough Performance

I have a CentOS 6.4 KVM host. I also have an ESXi 5.1 host. Under ESXi I am running a Ubuntu 12.04 guest with a USB TP-Link WN722N Wifi dongle. The Ubuntu guest runs an access point using hostapd. The ...
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We have Solaris 10 VM in KVM (ProxmoxVE) how to check if Solaris is using all cores?

I'm trying to figure out is VM Solaris 10 (which is virtualized with KVM on ProxmoxVE) using all allocated CPUs? Host HW is Dell poweredge r720. And find a way how to check that for example gzip on ...
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Proxmox Win2012 guest no internet access

I have Proxmox installation with common network layout i.e. as this guy What are the differences in the configuration of the network on Proxmox (KVM)?. I have 3 VMs, 2 with debian, working totally ...
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Volume unreadable in KVM guest after host volume resize

I have a KVM guest requiring more space on one of it's partitions. This partition is actually an LVM volume on the host. So I first unmounted the partition in the guest, switched to the host and ...
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how to make bridge networking with KVM work in Fedora19

I'm attempting to get several virtual machines setup on a Fedora-19 host system, with the traditional bridge network devices (br0, br1, etc). I've done this many times before with older versions of ...
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New KVM guests cannot access outside LAN

I have a KVM host (at 192.168.0.10) that currently has one working KVM guest (at 192.168.0.12). On attempting to install a new KVM guest today, I reached a problem where the network on the new guest ...
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Trying to communicate between virtual servers on the same host through ipv6

I am running KVM on a host with 2 virtual servers. Each virtual server has a own bridge interface on the host VPS1 has br1 VPS2 has br2 Each virtual server has a own ipv4 and a ipv6. The virtual ...
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Can 3.2 kernel KVM VMs run in a 2.6 kernel host

So I got a Redhat6.2 and going to install it on a new IBM x3650 m4 server. However I want use Debian because I'm more familier with it. Since x3650 doesn't support Debian(I've tried but no luck), I ...
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qEmu doesn't save changes to virtual harddisk

I've installed qemu and AQEMU on my Ubuntu 13.04 from default repository. I created a virtual machine by using the wizard and set the harddisk to 10 GiB. I added a Debian 7.1 .iso file to the device ...
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How to I set up Linux KVM to automatically assign VNC ports to guests

I am setting up some guests on a Scientific Linux 6 box running KVM. I do the virsh vncdisplay machinename command and it does not show me an assigned VNC port. How do I assign VNC ports to ...
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KVM directly connect to guests without passing router

I have a KVM host running 5 virtual servers. Each virtual server is using a separate bridge interface, like br0, br1, br3... Each virtual server has a own public IP. Now, I would like to be able to ...
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NAT one network to another using iptables

Trying to NAT ips in different network using iptables. KVM host with ip 10.10.11.36 on bridge br0. Two vms are running with ip 192.168.11.60 and 192.168.11.57 sharing bridge br0. Want to NAT all ...
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Packets not going through Linux Gateway

Host: centos6 with ip 10.10.11.36 and gateway 10.10.11.33 Guest two vms with ip 10.10.11.60 and 10.10.11.57 and gateway of that of host ie 10.10.11.36 On host packet forwarding is enabled. from ...