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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Hypervisor market share statistics (Xen, KVM mainly)

I am currently performing an analysis of hypervisor security vulnerabilities. To explain some of my findings i would like to correlate some of my data with data about the history of market shares. ...
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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 to config vlans in windows 2008 with virtIO nic

I just installed Windows2008 in my debian OS with kvm. And i install virtIO nic. I just wanna config virtIO nic with vlan. But after search many times. There seems no solution here. So, Is someone ...
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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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Openstack: Making a windows 2008 R2 image with virtio support

When installing windows 2008 R2 in kvm on a virtio disk, it seems there is no support for drivers. Even after installing the drivers I wasn't able to install windows to the image. This because windows ...
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libvirt and qemu/kvm -snapshot option

Using libvirt, I want to use QEMU's '-snapshot' option. That way, when the machine shuts down, all of the disk changes that were made get destroyed. Here is the manual for the -snapshot option: ...
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OpenStack “quantum” network manager and existing bridge/VLAN devices

The Quantum network manager included with recent versions of OpenStack does not support the --bridge and --bridge-interface arguments to the nova-list network create command. Short of writing a new ...
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Is OpenStack live migration possible without shared storage?

Like many people I am considering creating 'private cloud' using either OpenStack or VMware. VMware vMotion has a nice feature which allows Live Migration of VMs even without shared storage. I have ...
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Monitor VM's resources (CPU, RAM etc)

I'm testing Openstack and i'd like to know how can i find out about resource utilization inside instances (Virtual Machines). Openstack uses kvm, qemu and libvirt in my testing environment. Is there ...
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ERROR Host does not support virtualization type 'hvm'

I have a problem in installing vm on KVM using libvirt virsh install sudo virt-install -n ccnx1 -r 512 --vcpus=1 --os-type=linux --accelerate --nographics -v -l ~/ubuntu-12.04.5-alternate-i386.iso ...
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Installing Windows 2012 KVM Guest on Ubuntu 14.10 - unable to VNC into guest

I have a Ubuntu 14.10 (x64) host, and I am using KVM to setup a Windows 2012 R2 guest VM on it. I am using the virt-install command to set things up. I have setup a bridge network in ...
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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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Is there a way to run virt-manager on Windows?

We've been using KVM for almost a year strictly on CentOS 5.x as the KVM host, with Fedora and Ubuntu workstations accessing the KVM host and its guests using virt-manager, virt-viewer, and ssh. Is ...
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How to make sysctl network bridge settings persist after a reboot?

I am setting up a notebook for software demo purpose. The machine has 8GB RAM, a Core i7 Intel CPU, a 128GB SSD, and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. The notebook is used as a KVM host and runs a few KVM ...
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PFsense https connections unusably slow

I have a very strange issue with PFsense as router running in KVM with CentOS 7. https connections are incredibly slow (10KB/s or less), and uploads over https simply don't work; for example using ...
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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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How to limit usb 2.0 port to work as usb 1.1 in ubuntu?

Ive got problem with kvm usb forwarding and printing (windows xp guest goes BSOD when i try to print something). Ive been adviced to change usb to 1.1 version. That only kvm works with 1.1 not 2.0 ...
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How to find which screen (and thus port) the VNC UI for a kvm guest has? Or how to assign it

Is there a straightforward way to find the VNC screen (i.e. port number minus 5900) onto which a KVM guest is bound? My guests are all configured to run with VNC enabled, but the order in which they ...
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setting CPU cache size and model for KVM guest

Is there any possibility to create a custom CPU model for KVM Linux guests, or at least to modify parameters such as cache size and model name? I know I can set CPU features, topology and pinning and ...
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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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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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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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recommendations for efficient offsite remote backup solution of vm's

I am looking for recommendations for backing up my current 6 vm's(and soon to grow to up to 20). Currently I am running a two node proxmox cluster(which is a debian base using kvm for virtualization ...
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apt-get update can not connect

i run a dedicated ubuntu 10.04 server. i use kvm/libvirt/virsh to run a virtual machine that's also ubuntu 10.04. i bridged the network (1 of 2 IPs is routed via NAT to the LAN, where my VM ...
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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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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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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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Debian Jessie Qemu KVM GPU Passthrough to Windows Virtual Machine guest Virt-Manager error Bus PCI not found

I'm having problems with Virt-Manager not wanting to boot a VM and giving error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to ...
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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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set tap0 using virt-manager for bridged wireless

After 3 days I finally have kvm guests working on the network via wireless (link below - thanks!): My network is 192.168.1.0/24 on the host: sudo sh -c "echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward" ...
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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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Find Qemu-KVM Version on Centos

Apologies if this has already been asked, I have been searching for the last 30 minutes or so and I still can't find it. I was wondering is there a way for me to find what version of qemu-kvm that I ...
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virt-install kept on adding --no-reboot - even though I don't want it to

I have a bit of a problem getting my guests to reboot after the OS installation using virt-install. For whatever reason, virt-install insists on inserting "--no-reboot" when you create a VM: ...
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Very poor disk performance on KVM node - mdadm raid10

For a long period of time, i'm experiencing performance issues on CentOS servers that are used for KVM virtualization. I'm running software RAID-10 with 4 disks (Seagate ST2000DM001, 2TB, 7200rpm ...
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Error while creating VM using virt-manager on Xen

After a great struggle I got my XEN installed now I am using virt-manager and trying to create a VM. Since my H/W doesnt support full Virtualization using the Para Virtualization installation over ...
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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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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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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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How to keep time on resumed KVM guest with libvirt?

On my host I am using libvirt and a KVM guest. When the host is shutting down, libvirt suspends the guest. When the host is starting up, libvirt resumes the guest. The problem is, if the guest is ...
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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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Mapping USB drive direct to libvirt KVM virtual machine?

I am searching for information on mapping an existing drive (USB drive) to a KVM virtual machine using libvirt. I have been going over http://libvirt.org/formatstorage.html#StoragePoolTarget. But I ...
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upstart pre-stop script

I have libvirt/KVM set up on my Ubuntu and before shutting down the machine I would like it to attempt shutting down the VM's using an ACPI poweroff (virsh shutdown), then I want it to stop shutdown ...
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(KVM) virt-manager stuck in password prompt after open VM

so i installed a fresh ubuntu server 14.04 with KVM, i'm connecting with my other ubuntu machine using virt-manager. so after i had permissions problem creating a new VM, i uncomment user="root" and ...
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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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OpenVPN connects and access to ip works but not url in browser

I have been struggling for 2 days to setup Openvpn access to one of my servers but something doesn't work. First about my setup: My server is Debian 6 installed on vps on kvm environment. I have ...
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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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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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Guest networking not working on Debian Jessie Host server KVM with br0 bridged network

GUESTS networking not working at all. In other words guest can not ping host or lan gateway. I have br0 bridge already created, also brctl show that vnet0 was properly added by KVM to br0 on guest ...
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How can I change Qemu KVM machine architecture from 440fx to q35 with virsh edit or virt-manager

Still trying to get GPU passthrough working and decided to change machine type from older 440fx to q35 ie pc-q35 but if I do virsh edit on the config it refuse to save saying "PCI Bridges not ...