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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Transparent Bridging of Internal Network in KVM

I am deploying a following topology of virtual Honeynet in KVM.Topology of Honeynet I have two network interfaces eth0 and eth1 ony my System. Problem I am facing is to implement transparent bridge ...
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how to connect kvm virtual machines directly to external IP's

I know this question was asked here and there but no answer works for me. After hours of googling I can't figure it out. I have Ubuntu 14 server and I need to make few virtual servers - I want ...
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Routed bridge networking for KVM guests along with eth1 alias interfaces for shared hosting with dedicated IPs for each virtualhost

First question here on serverfault, so kind of a newbie, all feedback is welcome. I have a dedicated server running Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) with one public IP and multiple additional public IPs ...
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How to boot livecd linux distro under kvm virtualization with virt-install or virsh?

I am trying spin up a small livecd linux distro with virt-install under KVM and got access to it via virsh console. And I am kinda loss with --location, --livecd and --cdrom parameters. How should I ...
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KVM virt-install pxe options

I want to boot my vm up to the PXE server, but I need a way for my dhcp server to recognize that it is a virtual machine and set the next-server to a specific IP. Are there any other options I can ...
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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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QCOW2 virtual size lowering

I'm trying to get the virtual size of a qcow2 container down so that it can fit in a openstack flavor with 10GB disk. root@node-10:~# qemu-img info zztop.qcow image: zztop.qcow file format: qcow2 ...
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Eucalyptus or OpenNebula or… for a Linux and Windows build server private cloud

We are setting up an 8-machine build farm. Most of these builds need to happen on a specific flavor of Linux (Fedora 10 as of now), while some of them will happen on several different Windows VMs. We ...
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KVM - libvirt qemu script make duplicates in iptables

OS: CentOS 7 Firewall: iptables libvirt: 1.2.17 Problem: I used guide to make port forwarding from host to gues machines. Link to guide: ...
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How to make data up to date on a shareable disk connected to KVM guest?

I have 2 KVM guests running. One guest (let's call it the writing guest) writes to a virtio hdd (it's a lvm logical volume) periodically. Another guest (reading guest) reads from this disk (it's ...
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KVM: how to confirm does kvm uses kvm-kernel-module?

This can sound a little bit paranoid but I really have a doubt that my configured libvirt+kvm uses any hardware acceleration in debian. I setuped it with this guide. in fact i've checked already, ...
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KVM Guest not powering back on

I have recently setup a homelab with a KVM hypervisor: qemu-kvm-1.5.3-105.el7_2.3.x86_64 libvirt-1.2.17-13.el7_2.4.x86_64 I have almost everything working the way I want it (networking/vnc), but ...
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attaching usb dongle to KVM VM

I'm struggling to connect a usb device, that gets detected correctly by the host, to a kvm vm. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 14.10 as KVM/QEMU host. I set up an Ubuntu vm using this ...
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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 virtualization packet loss on guest machine

In Ubuntu 14.04(64-bit) by using KVM virtualization and bridging network I have about 10% packet loss in my guest machine and I have no packet loss on host machine. server1@xxxx:~$ uname -a Linux ir1 ...
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Comparaison between OpenVZ, Xen and KVM on top of Virtualbox

I have to make a comparaison between OpenVZ, Xen and KVM. However I only have a laptop for that and I don't want to install all of them in different partitions. My question is, does it make sense to ...
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How to set up vm delay start when KVM host boot? [duplicate]

I have a KVM host server and running 6 VMs on it. When the server recovers from power failure, all the VMs always autostart at the very same time. I want to autostart one by one, preferably the ...
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Foreman Error creating compute resource

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to make a compute resource in foreman using libvirt. I followed the instructions, but I keep getting the following error when I enter my url: "Unable to save ...
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Nova Computer Service WIll Not Start: libvirtError: XML error: Missing CPU model name

I am having a problem with the Nova compute service not starting. I found tons of other people with this question, but nobody seems to have figured out the problem: systemctl status ...
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KVM/QEMU: “Storage parameter error: directory is not managed on the remote host” when importing an existing image from a mounted drive

A server I manage remotely has a KVM/QEMU image stored on a non-os, mounted drive /mnt/drive. When I use virt-manager to import the disk image, I get the following error: Storage parameter error. ...
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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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tuning tips for CPU load for OpenBSD guest on qemu-kvm Server

I have a CentOS KVM Server running 1 OpenBSD, 1 CentOS and 2 FreeBSD guests. Only the openBSD guest has a higher CPU load on the KVM Server. 8-10% on Server whilst Guest is at idle. The only service ...
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KVM/QEMU Connecting guests only to other guests

Heyho guys, I have one host machine with multiple VMs on it. Their gateway is the host machine (which is doing some NAT etc.). There's one bridge at the host machine and a default virtual network ...
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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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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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iptables / KVM forward port

I have a server with one external IP address (e.g. 1.2.3.4). On that server I use libvirt to run virtual machines. Now I want to access a virtual server on my host via ssh (port 1234) from the ...
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KVM - Access from an external computer to the Virtual Machine

I have the following setup: Notebook (IP: 192.168.1.100) Host: (IP:192.168.1.129) Both Notebook and Host are connected to a router (Internet IP:192.168.1.1)¨ The host (Host) has two virtual ...
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Bridging of Internal Network in KVM

I am working on a project regarding deployment of VMs as internal network, which should be accessible from external LAN, in KVM. I am stuck in bridging these virtual machines. My setup consists of ...
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Clone KVM virtual machine with snapshots

I've created a virtual machine using virt-manager and saved a snapshot of it's current state. Now I'd like to create an exact duplicate machine with all snapshots from the first machine. How could I ...
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How to forward a port from guest to host in qemu (kvm)

Is it possible, and how, to forward a port from guest to host in qemu/kvm? Note do I mean (out of) from guest to host, and not from host into guest (that's widely documented). I think I'm looking ...
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How can VM and Docker bridge traffic be routed through a pfSense VM?

I think this question is a result of me not being able to wrap my head around Docker networking and not being super great at Slackware. It seems like there should be a simple solution; I'm just ...
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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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QEMU, Virsh and SMBIOS tables edit

I am currently running qemu-kvm on an Ubuntu server box and I use libvirt with Virsh to create, manage, start and stop VMs. I edited VM's XML configuration through virsh edit command to change CPU ...
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windows 2012 r2 guest OS cluster in SUSE KVM environment steps

We are trying to configure the windows 2012 R2 guest OS cluster in SUSE KVM environment we are getting message no disk were found on which server we need to perform cluster validation test. As we ...
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Advice needed about RAID and partitioning new server

first of all i want to appolagize if i doublepost. Plese merge this with similar post. Thank you. Now about the situation and the system we are trying to build and want an advice from experienced ...
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How to install Ubuntu ARM image with virt-install

How do you use virt-install to create an ARM virtual machine for running an Ubuntu ARM Raspberry Pi image? The docs are unclear to me, but from reading the manpage and looking at several examples, I ...
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Can't start VM OpenNebula

I have 3 nodes with CephRBD + OpenNebula + Corosync + Pacemaker + Galera + crmsh. Software: OpenNebula 4.14.2, CentOS 7.1 All works, but when I instantiate VM, a get an error and VM in PENDING ...
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Proxmox - Assign more memory to KVM VM

Is it possible to assign more memory to a KVM virtual machine without restarting it? I changed the memory size of a VM using the Proxmox web interface, but can't see that increase in the guest.
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Trouble routing between interfaces on KVM host

Summary: VMs on host in different subnets can reach each other, but VM on subnet B cannot contact host's interface on subnet A. I am not sure if this is a product of my lab setup and firewall rules, ...
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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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How can I keep important VMs in memory without disabling swap?

VM Host -> Xenon E5-2440 w/ 48G mem... Everything runs CentOS6.5 (2.6.32-431) I have 4 guest VMs running each w/ 2G of memory. Their disk images are local files. The host machine is also running a ...
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Difference between qemu-kvm, qemu-system-x86_64, qemu-x86_64

For new features, I recently updated qemu-kvm 1.5.3 to qemu 2.5.0, but I saw several qemu binaries, /usr/local/bin/qemu-x86_64 and /usr/local/bin/qemu-system-x86_64. It seems qemu-system-x86_64 is the ...
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Cgroup io throtteling kvm

I am using virtio-9p for sharing the file between host and guest. To test the shared file I do read/write options in the guest.To have controlled io, I am using cgroup blkio. While using cgroup I am ...
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Start KVM with readonly CD image from libvirt on Debian jessie

I have a Debian jessie machine that has a network share containing ISO images mounted from another server, with the share being readonly. Now I'd like to start a new VM, using an image from the share ...
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Creating a new libvirt VM based on existing snapshots

I have a libvirt/qemu-VM with multiple snapshots. (I can for example use virt-manager to see those snapshots.) Is there a way to clone this VM completely keeping all the snapshots? Is it otherwise ...
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linux bridge with vlans

I have a couple servers that I need to use lacp on that would hook in to the bridge for kvm to tap off of. I need to split out several vlans from there. my cisco switch has 2 ports set to trunk ...
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Unable to access VM after DHCPACK libvirt

The installation of a particular software makes my VM lose its connectivity. The point where it hangs is 2016-04-05 16:49:11.996 | Listening on LPF/o-hm0/fa:16:3e:b2:43:4c 2016-04-05 ...
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How to make live snapshot in qemu?

I have two live qemu virtual-machines with KVM support(-enable-kvm) in daemonized mode(-daemonize). I don't use libvirt. One of those virtual-machines use virtual HDD in qcow2 file-format and another ...
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Wake-on-lan to trigger virtual-machine with kvm and libvirt

I'm doing virtualization with KVM and managing it via the Libvirt daemon. How do I configure Libvirt or KVM to listen for Wake-On-Lan packets sent the the Virtual Machine's NIC's MAC address and to ...
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how to find out if running inside KVM guest

Is there a way to find out if OS(linux) is running inside KVM guest..