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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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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libvirt / kvm guests take very long time to start after host reboot

Host system is CentOS 6.5 x86_64. I have setup an Ubuntu guest by following this wiki. The guest works, but: if I reboot the host, it takes a very long time (about 30 minutes on the last reboot) ...
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“Nosy Neighbor” and the CFQ scheduler

I'm trying to understand how does using CFQ affects the "Nosy Neighbor" problem. I'll ask it a bit naively, can a "Nosy Neighbor" even exist when using CFQ? Isn't that CFQ should make sure all ...
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How do I get IPv6 packets to my KVM virtual machine?

My setup is: Debian Wheezy x64 on the host and on the guest. I am using a tun/tap setup to connect a virtual machine to the host. The KVM network options I use are: -net ...
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Exchange 2010 on KVM - CPU usage reporting incorrectly

Good Morning, I have virtualized an exchange server using KVM (proxmox actually). It is Exchange 2010 SP3 running on server 2012 R2. KVM version 1.7.1. I am using the latest (0.1-74) virtio ...
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How to relate cloudstack volume ID to guest virtual block device ID?

Under CloudStack 4.2.1, I have an Ubuntu 14.04 guest with 3 attached volumes of the same size. From the CloudStack management page, I can see that each attached volume has a name and an ID (and a ...
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Please help recovering lost volume group

After a reboot, the volume group on my server completely disappeared. [root@dal01 log]# vgdisplay No volume groups found [root@dal01 /]# lvdisplay No volume groups found [root@dal01 ~]# pvdisplay ...
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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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virtualbox to qemu but results in no bootable device qemu

I use vagrant to create my development vm. I exported the vmdk to vdi, and then convert the vdi to img. cd virtualbox_dir/test_vm VBoxManage clonehd test_vm.vmdk raw.vdi 0% ..... 100% qemu-img ...
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preseed command string fail with newline character using virt-install initrd-inject

I am creating a new virtual machine using libvirt's virt-install command. The command pulls a local preseed file from the hypervisor using initrd-inject: virt-install \ --autostart \ --name vm1 \ ...
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KVM on Ubuntu: Port forwarding to a guest VM

I installed kvm and set several guests on a server using vmbuilder. Here is the following configuration : server host1 (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) -> guest vm1 (192.168.0.3) ...
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KVM host kernel configuration for best performance

I'm currently building a kernel for my server, which should serve for hosting virtual machines using KVM. There are a few kernel configuration options that are already described in the KVM-Wiki. The ...
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What is the preferred clocksource for a kvm guest running debian?

Our development server is running debian 4.0 (etch) as a guest under KVM. For the longest time, it had sporadic issues where many processes would appear to just hang. We finally found the issue - the ...
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KVM Guests & IPv6, Connectivity breaks after some time

Goal: Assign public available IPv6 adress to every guest Problem: Working IPv6 connectivity suddenly stops working. After starting everything up (network on host, guests) everything works fine. i can ...
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How to configure opennebula for allowing a cluster private network to host images with public IPs

I am installing open nebula 3.4.1 for running virtual machines a (kvm based) cluster made of 5 computers: a front-end machine having 2 network interfaces and 4 slaves machines with a single network ...
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Windows 2k3 server as a KVM client

Just wondering if anyone else has had issues installing Windows 2K3 server under KVM. I have tried a few times tonight and keep getting "not a supported platform" when the installation first boots. ...
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Multiple KVM QEMU virtual machine instances slow down

I've set up a brand new physical server configured with a 2 x Intel Xeon E5504 (4c/4t) and 16GB of RAM. I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 (linux-image 3.13.0-44-generic) along with KVM ...
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Can't get a PowerKVM guest's network to work

I've been stuck by this issue for a couple of days. I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 guest on top of a PowerKVM host (PowerKVM is KVM on IBM's Power Systems, so basically it's just KVM.). I can't get the ...
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Debian KVM Host, Debian guests : where full-disk encryption should be done?

I have a host under Debian Wheezy, running qemu/KVM. I want to have all my guests fully-encrypted. I can see to possibilities : - Either I encrypt the LVM Volume using dm-crypt (cryptsetup) and use ...
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intel xeon e3 1231 v3 server load

I'm running a server with a single Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 processor which is used as a virtual machine host (host OS is CentOS 7 and I'm using the KVM hypervisor via virt-manager). I created 4 virtual ...
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When i use virt-install --import, virsh vol-list --pool default return null

I upload my guaji.img file to server, and use following code: sudo virt-install -n guaji -r 512 --os-type=windows --os-variant=winxp --disk #{to_rmt},device=disk,bus=virtio --noautoconsole --import ...
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How Open-VSwitch bridge assigns IP addresses to guest when used on KVM hypervisor?

I have setup ovs switch on ubuntu and configured network xml and guest VM xml files respectively(Set-up for KVM hypervisor). Created new network for openVswitch by creating and defining new vlans.xml ...
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Why privacy ipv6 address cannot connect the internet in guest vm

I have a guest ubuntu 14.04 installed in kvm, host is a fedora 20. The eth1 nic of guest is in macvtap bridge mode. Ubuntu default enables ipv6 privacy extension, and prefers the temporary address: $ ...
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KVM: VNC connection blocked

I'm running a KVM host with three client vms. Two ubuntu servers and one windows server r2 2008. All three VMs have the VNC option enabled in their XML config file: <graphics type='vnc' ...
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Infiniband + KVM

this question is a copy from stackoverflow, as I was told, my question would fit here better. Despite quite a long search for days, I could not find any good information about the following - though ...
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Enable SDL for KVM under CentOS 7

I'm trying to set up a VM in CentOS 7 with an SDL display, but every time I try to run it, I get the following error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to ...
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Weird Phusion+nginx spawning delay error

We are trying to migrate an application written on REE from cloud provider A to cloud provider B. The application code, VM specs and operating systems are the same. The basic difference is that cloud ...
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Virtuall Manager : CentOS Guest Install Garbled Text

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 with virtual manager but the menu is garbled. Host machine is running on Debian Wheezy. Thank you in advance.
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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM Host - Only network device pcnet working

I've installed a KVM host on Ubuntu 14.04. I've added a networking bridge as br0 and also added the p4p1 network adapter to it. My problem is now that only the "pcnet" networking guest driver is ...
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CloudStack virtual machines slow down over the course of a day

I run CloudStack 4.3 using KVM on an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I first start a virtual machine it runs quickly. Over the course of the day it slows down to acceptable. ...
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Selenium in virtual machine is slower than desktop

I've set up a kvm virtual machine, CentOS 6 on both guest and host. I'm using selenium on the guest in order to test a web site. However, it loads significantly slower than trying to hit the web site ...
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Change sender-IP for VM in libvirt behind NAT

I have a server with my own public /28 IPv4 Network. On this server I have some vServers, done with KVM/libvirt. These vServers are connected with a virtual network, NATed to the internet. Every ...
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Slower VM Performance for Headless Browser Tests on Xeon

I created a virtual machine on my desktop to run our continuous integration process. After I was happy with it, I moved the VM (keeping the same configuration) onto our server where I found that the ...
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virsh vcpu_period and vcpu_quota

I have been looking into ways to divide my CPU amongst KVM guests other than by just setting vCPU access limits. I understand the concept of cpu_shares which can be set/displayed with virsh schedinfo, ...
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How does virt-install create and persist and secure the boot disk?

Normally when i run virt install, I boot initially from the network, by installing from source, and also including a "--disk" option. The way i do it is described here ( in the "root" of this ...
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__ticket_spinlock high cpu

We are having a strange problem on our Ubuntu 10.04 KVM infrastructure, where periodically, one of two vm webservers freaks out, with persistently high load, even if we restart the applications. (the ...
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SSD+MDRAID+LVM+KVM results in lower performance than expected

We use kvm for virtualization, the disk images are stored as logical volumes. The logical volumes are stored on a bunch of software-RAID1 (mdadm) arrays composed of Intel DCS3500 SSDs (each array is a ...
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Bridging Adapter in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for KVM

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with libvert/KVM installed. I have 2 virtual machines that I need need to be on the same LAN as the host. The host has two physical interfaces eth0 and eth1. eth1 is ...
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KVM guest cannot write to 9p share owned by non-root

I am aiming to set up full write access to a 9p share for a KVM guest. Both host and guest have the same users/groups with the same IDs. Both host and guest should be able to write to the share using ...
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Ubuntu server 13.10: Installing and running Archipel from deb packages

I am setting up a server to host virtual machines based on Ubuntu Saucy. The decision was to use Archipel for remote administration. Installation of ejabber and Web Client UI went smoothly. For the ...
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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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nwfilter: Generated firewall rules don't make any sense

I'm trying to configure nwfilter for KVM, but so far I haven't managed to figure out a working configuration. Network setup: The dom0 (Debian 7.1, kernel 3.2.46-1, libvirt 0.9.12) is connected via ...
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Windows Server 2012 on KVM behaving as if Windows Key is getting hit repeatedly

I've got a brand new install of Windows Server 2012 Essentials running on KVM on OpenSuse 12.2. When I VNC in to the VM (using the VNC server provided by KVM, not one installed on the guest OS), it ...
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KVM .img can not boot after resized by virt-resize

I have a CentOS 6.4 image install by KVM on Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 host. Here is the disk layout of centos.img # virt-filesystems --long -h --all -a centos.img Name Type VFS ...
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Assign IPv6 addresses to kvm virtual machines using DHCP

I created a bridge using brctl called dhcp_test_br, and bind my new created kvm virtual machine to this bridge. Then I ran dnsmasq: dnsmasq --strict-order --bind-interfaces --interface=dhcp_test_br ...
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debian KVM - network bonding fails with vlan and bridge

i have a Debian 6 system configured with 2 NICs these NICs are used on a bond (bond0) which is used by bridge that require to use VLAN. i can get connection between guests running on VLAN10 but it ...
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Ghost “vlan 0” tags added to ethernet frames in CentOS guest under OpenStack

I'm trying to debug an issue involving a KVM virtual machine instance where the instance doesn't respond to network requests when the source is on another physical machine, which is on the same subnet ...
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VNC faster than Spice for remote access to KVM guest?

Having used RDP before, I'm not exactly thrilled with the performance I am seeing from VNC to my KVM virtual machines. The KVM host is Ubuntu 12.04 server x64. I've read that Spice is faster, and ...
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How to import XenServer's ovf/ova/xva format to KVM?

Now I'm considering migrate from Xen to KVM. I exported some exist virtual machines from Xen in the formats ovf and xva. How could I import them into KVM? As there're only a few of virtual machines, ...
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“sched: RT throttling activated” KVM host - what does this mean?

Ubuntu 12.04 64bit - under a KVM parent. 32 cores. So we seem to be having some load issues. We have noticed this line in kern.log: "kernel: sched: RT throttling activated" What does this mean? Is the ...