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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KVM: Assigning ethernet ports to VM exclusively [on hold]

I need to virtualise pfSense using KVM. Currently, pfSense running on bare metal. However, I am not sure how to go about it such that I don't create a security risk. The machine I am running pfSense ...
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Windows 7 Setup hangs at “Starting Windows” using Proxmox 4.2

I am trying to install Windows 7 on Proxmox Virtual Environment version 4.2-4/2660193c, running on Debian Jessie. I have followed the instructions on this site. I uploaded a known-good Win7 ISO (that ...
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Assign 2 IP addresses to one virtual machine

I would like to assign 2 IP addresses to one virtual machine but cannot make it working. I have IP MAC 151.180.39.138 02:aa:cc:73:b1:39 78.132.120.30 02:cc:aa:79:fb:e7 ...
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KVM CPU features security risk or performance benefit

I need to run an untrusted VM with libvirt and KVM and need decent performance. When I run virsh capabilities to see what my CPU can provide, I get: <cpu> ...
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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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Port Forwarding from Host to Guest with libvirt 0.8.3 Using KVM on Ubuntu

The host has a single external IP available, so I set my KVM guests up with NAT. How do I set up a port forwarding to forward some of the requests from the outside to the guests? I couldn't find ...
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Need disk UUIDs in KVM guests

I'm porting a virtual server cluster solution from ESX to KVM (libvirt) and am running into a bit of trouble. In order for our propietary volume manager to label and slice the virtual disks, we had to ...
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QEMU image format

I have an image with .qemu format. I looked here to see QEMU supported formats but there is no .qemu. Is.qemu equal to raw? Thanks
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Enter BIOS in virtualized RedHat Enterprise Linux running in KVM

How can I enter BIOS in a virtualized RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.6 running in KVM ? I can send Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but GRUB boot loader loads up so fast I cannot press F2 / Delete.
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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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kvm virtualized Windows get low disk performances

Disclaimer This is indeed a continuation of this thread. I've opened a new question as the target has slowly shifted, therefore I think was good to open a new post. I will merge back if required. ...
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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 virtio disk performance scales badly with iozone workload

I'm conducting a number of tests in order understand why some of our workloads generate a really poor "user experience" with db related activities. We have a dl160g9 server with a B140i controller (4 ...
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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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Linux-KVM: file server as guest or host?

I'm planning on building an Ubuntu server that primarily needs to be a file server, but due to budgetary constraints will likely get used for running virtual images for a couple of different ...
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Provision a virtual server within CentOS 7? [closed]

This may be a really silly question, but I currently have a dedicated server and I have an incredible amount of redundant hardware. I'd like to be able to provision virtual servers running various ...
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virsh, how to get full screen resolution via VNC

I've got a few KVM VMs running on my home server, some of them running X. I use virsh to manage them, and tunnel 5900x ports via SSH to access them via VNC. I can't get the resolution to go higher ...
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KVM based VPS crashes every 3-7 days. Is it an issue on VPS side or node's?

I'm wondering could it be so that a VPS is a root cause of crashes which occurs every 3-7 days at night 03:00 - 04:00 time (kernel bug, or something else), or is it a node on which the virtual server ...
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libvirt: set hostname using dhcp in virtual network

I've configured a host-only (aka private) network for a group of VMs on a CentOS 7 host. I've created static leases in the DHCP section for the virtual network. The IP address is getting set ...
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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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Connection activation failed

After a kernel update I had to re-install the network drivers and found that the bridge no longer functions. Does anyone know how I can repair this situation? [root@kvm01 tmp]# ifup br0 Error: ...
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boot issues after converting running linux to vm manually

I did a file copy of a running debian8 installation to a image. Following is the proceedure. create a vdisk image - raw / vdi. mount it locally. do a file wise copy of a running linux distro: ...
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CentOS 7 Virsh - Allow Non Sudo Users to Interface with QEMU / KVM / Virtual Machines

Is there a way to allow non sudo users access to KVM QEMU virtual machines in CentOS 7? I want to allow a non-root user to manage KVM guest virtual machines without having sudo access. Mainly, I'd ...
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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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qemu-img: by accident decreased disk size

I decreased my KVM disk image by accident from 100G to 50G using: sudo qemu-img resize disk.raw 50G I wanted to increase the disk from 100G to 250G. Now the VM is not booting :( And get this ...
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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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Debian & KVM: limit FC at restoring

my system: 3 Proxmox hosts (debian 8.3) connected via FC (4G) to an open-e storage. Backup is a NFS storage from FreeNAS. All VMs disk lay on that storage, everything is fine. I can create VMs, ...
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libvirt kvm qemu virtual machine - hard code domain-id?

Is there a way to hard code the domain-id of a virtual machine kvm guest? I tried adding an id attribute to the XML configuration via virsh edit name And I also tried to edit the XML directly ...
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Qemu kvm necessary kernel and qemu version on jessie host and guests with Skylake

I am running a dedicated server with Debian jessie and the current backported linux-image-amd64/linux-headers-amd64 (currently 4.5), because the server has a Skylake CPU. On the dedicated root, I'm ...
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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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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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Virtual NICs and Host only adapter in KVM

How can i create virtual network adapter like a physical eth0 in KVM? As I lack physical NICs. Also I need a Host-only adapter just like in VMware to connect two VMs in KVM. What is possible solution ...
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virsh console hangs whenever I connect to Virtual Machine

Whenever I try to connect to VM using virsh console <vm name> my screen hangs and displays: Connected to domain <vm name> Escape character is ^] I have found many solutions on the ...
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Gentoo virt-manager IO throttling

I have a problem with virt-manager (or qemu/libvirt) installed on gentoo. Here is My virt-manager installed on Debian Jessie: There I have IO throttling but not on my Gentoo: I tried to search ...
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Installing VirtIO SCSI on Windows Guest fails

I'm running Windows 10 as guest via KVM / qemu. Unfortunately, Windows doesn't recognize the fedora virtio drivers I want to install for better HDD perfomance. The driver itself does show up, but ...
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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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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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unrecognized usb passthrough to windows server 2012 r2 on ubuntu 16.04

I have a ubuntu 16.04 lts on a intel NUC machine. I want to use a TV usb tuner, in Japan, which only works for Windows. So, I'm trying to install a windows server 2012 r2 guest VM on the ubuntu ...
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qemu-img snapshot on live VM

I have created multiple KVM VMs using QCOW2 images. Each VM has its own qcow2 file and is not based on any backing file. My question is specifically related to snapshots of QCow2 images on these ...
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Converting VMs from XenServer to OpenStack (KVM)

I'm looking at moving our XenServer cluster (150 VMs) to OpenStack on KVM. After extensive reading it looks like virt-v2v will do this. However I'm confused about it's usage. I was going to copy ...
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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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failed to start domain on RHEL 7.1 using KVM

I want to create a domain(guest machine) on my RHEL 7.1 using KVM. The domain is getting defined but when I start it, it shows the following error: virsh # start vm-1 error: Failed to start domain ...
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KVM guest with acpi installed will not shutdown

I have KVM installed and working on my Debian 7.1 host with two Debian 7.1 guests and some Windows XP guests. When I shutdown using the command 'virsh shutdown ' or hitting the shutdown button in ...
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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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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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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: ...