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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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 ...
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RHEL6 undo virtual client rhel6 [closed]

I am running rhel6 on my laptop. I was playing with the Open Client Go Virtual and accidently installed a KVM image of RHEL6. It runs the full virtual machine. I want to unregister, delete and reclaim ...
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KVM fastest network between 2 guests

I wonder if there is any way to speed up the network communication between 2 KVM guests on the same physical machine. Would that help at all if I would configure a separate bridge network for just ...
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Set custom cpu string for qemu/kvm

I have some virtual machines with software, which licensing check depends on cpu string. They're running on kvm - with default cpu string value - which is QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.1 After ...
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ganeti network: change bridge name

I try to add an instance to network, first first I need to connect the network to a bridge. I'm using bridge vbr0 instead of standard xen-br0, gnt-cluster info shows that ganeti has the default set ...
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virsh shutdown not working on linux guest

Solution to this issue is usually installing acpi on the guest vm and making sure the vm has the following: <features> <acpi/> <apic/> <pae/> </features> I have that, ...
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Import a vm image to a new host machine with virt-manager

I need to recover a guest machine with Windows 2003 on a new host server on Centos 7 with virt-manager. I've shut down a guest machine and simply copied its .img file from /var/lib/libvirt/images. ...
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Iptables on Centos 7 doesn't work after reboot

I am on Centos 7, removed the new firewall and installed a classic iptables service. I have a guest machine in it with Debian 8.1 and static external ip. I do: echo 1 > ...
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Exporting libvirt+KVM virtual machines to files

I am going to retire an old libvirt + KVM server, but I need to preserve the VMs. Unfortunately, the network is down and I cannot create connections to the system. Is there any way to export the VMs ...
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KVM Virtual Server Disk Resize on Ubuntu with GParted

We have Ubuntu 14.04 server on KVM with MySQL database which is just close to fill its disk space, which is 80 GB. We have upgraded the server to 160 GB disk, but the problem is that the new disk ...
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No package transfer from host to guest on KVM

I want to assign external static IPs to my KVM guests. I do not prefer a NAT solution. What should be the configuration of network and routing tables? I manually assing a static IP to guest. I can ...
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Can libvirtd be used without kvm?

I wanted to try libvirtd with virt-manager (I wanted to test migration.) on a virtual machine (without nested virtualization support enabled, so no kvm...), and I expected it to work (and use full ...
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Extend KVM Volume

I have this setup on KVM Host: virsh # pool-info --pool pool Name: pool UUID: bb13c37c-47fe-c4a9-78a4-9c8abc7524fe State: running Persistent: yes Autostart: yes ...
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Prevent hijacking IPs in KVM/libvirt

How can I prevent a VM user/client from accessing IP addresses he doesn't own but are routed over the same bridge on KVM/Libvirt? IP addresses are routed to a cisco switch vLan consisting of a /24 ...
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Is it possible to passthrough a USB-hub and its devices to a libvirt guest?

Since I am having multiple devices in a libvirt/qemu Windows 8.1 guest I need to plug in and out rather often, I am wondering if it is possible to make life a bit easier. Is it possible to pass ...
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Open VPN and Virtual machines

This is my environment: centos 7 running Gnome with KVM two virtual machines running centos 7 Gnome desktop This is what I would like: Users to log into the any virtual machine from either the ...
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Remote Desktop to KVM Virtual Machine on Centos 7

I have a virtual machine created on centos7. I want to remote connect to it via another computer besides the host. I can not seem find how to access it. I have it set up with a username and password. ...
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KVM Virtual Machines and Public IPs

I currently have some Virtual Machines on my business dedicated server using the KVM layer as apposed to Xen or other virtualization methods. I was wondering if I could get a "best practice" on ...
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How to make sure qemu-img resize does not lose data?

I'm trying to understand how qemu-img resize shrinks the virtual disk. Let's say qemu-img info shows that the virtual size is 20G, and the disk size is only 1G. Now I want to shrink the disk from 20G ...
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Centos 7 public static IP address for a KVM guest

I am on Centos 7 with KVM and virt-manager installed. I have a virtual (guest) machine with Debian 8.1 on it. Network on guest was configured with virt-manages using NAT (with default settings). So ...
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Two NICs for one KVM guest

I deleted an old KVM guest and now have a spare IP address. I now assigned this (previously working!) IP address to another KVM guest, like so: virsh # attach-interface my-guest bridge br0 vnet1 ...
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virsh adding x2apic, cache specific options to kvm config

Anybody know the syntax how to add +x2apic to the virtual machines xml files when I edit them with "virsh edit vm"? From the command line it would be starting with this flag: qemu -cpu ...
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QEMU multiple port forwarding

I would like to forward more than one port. This command run my VM and forwards RDP port successfully: qemu-system-i386 -net nic,model=rtl8139 -net user,hostfwd=tcp::3389-:3389 -m 512M -localtime ...
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Migration from kvm to xen [duplicate]

It is possible to migrate the instance from kvm to xen hypervisor, being migration from full virtualization to paravirtualization , is it possibile.
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virsh: error loading shared libraries: libyajl.so.2 is missing

I just tried to setup some KVMs on RHEL7. My procedure was: yum install qemu-kvm qemu-img yum install virt-install libvirt libvirt-client libvirt-client The I tried out virsh list --all to ...
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Install windows 2012 R2 over KVM-virtualizaton

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 over linux KVM-virtualization. The installation process stops and requires drivers to continue. I'm trying with virtio drivers from fedora but doesn't ...
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Is it possible to install virt manager in client mode?

I have a KVM server (updated to Ubuntu 14.04) for several years now, that I handle distantly with virt-manager under different Linux flavours. I recently formatted and reinstalled my main workstation ...
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KVM debian wheezy packages with ceph support

Does anybody know any packages out there for kvm which are compiled with RBD support? I have these installed right now: ii kvm 1:1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u8 amd64 ...
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How do i find the overcommit ratio for CPU on a KVM host or for that matter on any hypervisor?

I have a host and I have installed KVM on it.Now I need to know how much overcommiting of resources it allows, CPU, memory. Is there some command to get the ratios or it all exists in theory and no ...
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How to prevent virt-viewer from asking a password

I am aware of what file I need to create, in order to prevent virt-manager from prompting me for a password. However, I'd like to create a shortcut on my desktop that opens directly the virtual image ...
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QEMU USB passthrough is not working

I stuck at getting USB passthrough working with Windows 8.1 guest OS on Ubuntu Server 14.04. I started by installing qemu using the Ubuntu Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM). The ...
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How to edit the XML config file of a domain with virsh? [closed]

How to easily edit the XML config file of a domain with virsh?
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kvm/qemu host windows guest BSOD about driver_irql_not_less_or_equal for viostore.sys

I have a KVM/Qemu host running 4 Windows Server 2012 guests and after upgrading the host from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I get blue screens with a bug check string of "driver_irql_not_less_or_equal" that ...
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Monitoring / logging bandwidth usage per KVM on SmartOS?

Usually on a KVM node with CentOS, iptables support is enabled on the bridge (bridge-nf-call-iptables) iptables rules can be used to log the data, 2 chain rules one for incoming and one for outgoing ...
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OpenNebula host CPUs count altering

I am playing around with the latest OpenNebula sandbox for VirtualBox. In the "cloud" view, where users can create and delete their virtual machines, the CPU cores dedicated to each machine are ...
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Creating a virtual network for KVM guests spanning multiple host machines

I have 5 physical machines running Ubuntu 14.04, all of them are together in a network. These all have static IP addresses. Each of these machines has 1 to 4 virtual machines via KVM/QEMU running ...
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Trouble Switching From non-VLAN to VLAN-Enabled Network with Sophos Gateway

Nasty conundrum here. Some background: I have a Sophos UTM ASG220 serving as gateway device for a number of networks, with a Cisco 2960 network switch, and a raft of Red Hat 6.6 servers running KVM ...
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Add a network bridge to Ubuntu and lost internet and lan connection

I'm trying to make network bridging to work on a Ubuntu 15.04 (I'm experimenting in order to make a QEMU/KVM virtual machine that will be visible to the outside network as if it were a distinct ...
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Putty SSH connection timed out but OVH KVM ok

I dont know why today SSH give me an error but i can ping server and connect to SSH via OVH panel with KVM I reboot my server, load new config in putty, change try alive option to 200, change user ...
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enable vnc after virt-install

I've created a virtual machine using virt-install with graphics --none. I want to enable vnc. I've tried virsh -c qemu:///system qemu-monitor-command vm171-SC-1 --hmp change vnc :3 but it doesn't ...
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Is it safe to boot a linux server from a USB drive?

I have an HP DL360 G7 server I plan to install KVM and ZFS on. The purpose is going to be a lab in a box. I have the 8 drive bays in the front loaded with 4 drives and an SSD (for the ZFS ZIL cache). ...
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Kickstarting RHEL7 VM stalls with “No device selected”

I've been using Ashgar Ghori's RHEL7 study guide and have hit a small snag which I have not been able to find a solution to. Using a kickstart file that worked previously, whenever I use it for a new ...
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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 ...