libvirt is an API and toolkit for developing applications which manage virtual machine hypervisors, the virtual machines running under them, and virtual machine storage.

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How do I prevent libvirt from adding iptables rules for guest NAT networks?

Similar to this old request on BugZilla for Fedora 8, I'm hoping something has changed since then or someone knows another way. I want to manage the iptables rules by hand—the one-size-fits-all ...
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KVM-qemu libvirt multiple interfaces in vms - how to control?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 we have 12 interfaces on the hypervisor which we want to expose in each vm. When we use only interface elements in the xml, we get the interfaces but we can't predict/control ...
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Adding Virtio block devices at runtime in Libvirt KVM

I'm running Debian Wheezy Beta 4 with KVM based guest systems which run the same operating system. I'm using LibVirt to manage the virtualisation. What I would like to do is to attach an LVM based ...
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libvirt upgrade caused vms to not see drives (boot media not found)

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04.1 and now libvirt (via open nebula) successfully runs vms but they aren't finding the 2 drives (specifically, the boot drive). One is "hd" the other is "cdrom". The machine ...
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Invoking a script inside a KVM guest, before networking is available?

With VMware's PowerCLI you can invoke a script inside a guest, even before the guest has network conenctivity, using the Invoke-VMScript Cmdlet (requires vmtools to be installed). Is there a similar ...
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listing of VM's created before libvirt installation or started by any other VM management tool

if my VM's are not created using virt-manager or are created using any other tool, then virsh system list command does not give them in the list of running VM's however they are running perfectly on ...
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lgcrypt not found while compiling libvirt

I am compiling libvirt. while compiling I got to install a lot of libraries which were appeared as dependencies. but I am not able to resolve the following error: linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcrypt ...
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KVM hypervisor remote access without libvirt

I am a newbie in the area of Linux KVM virtualization. Can anybody help how to connect to my KVM hypervisor from a remote Linux machine without using LibVirt or any other third party library. I have ...
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2xAMD Opteron 6128 with libvirt, Physical CPU 13 doesn't exist

I need help with libvirt(?) problem. Server specs: ProLiant DL165 G7 2x AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128 System: Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy) 3.2.0-3-amd64 libvirt 0.9.12-5 kvm ...
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Flexible virtualization infrastructure Design with libvirt

I'm going to install a CentOS6 Server with Virtualization ( libvirtd ) capabilities on a DELL Server with Hardware RAID5 of around 6T of disk space ( It has 4x2T disks in a PERC700 RAID Controller ). ...
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Using virsh to control KVM and openvz

On different servers I'm using virsh to manage openvz containers or KVM guests. No I have a server with both, KVM and openvz installed and would like to controll both with virsh. I can't figure out ...
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Accessing guests on virtual network when connected to host via PPTP

I'm setting up a development machine which runs Ubuntu 12.04 and KVM for virtualization. I have a guest running Ubuntu 12.04 which can be accessed from the host via its IP address which is assigned by ...
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List all files with specified selinux context

How do I list all the files with specific selinux context such as - 'system_u:object_r:svirt_image_t:s0:c332,c575' etc ??
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Measure the migration time

I am using KVM through virt-manager to test the performance in terms of migration speed on different types of network. However, I can't find any documents detailing on measuring the migration time. ...
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xen and libvirt bridge configuration

I have a Centos 5.5 server with Xen 3.2 and libvirt for virt-manager installed. Before installed libvirt I have the bridge configuration just like the documentation on Xen says: xenbr0, eth0 and ...
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Assign KVM VM to a user (KVM user authorization)

I would like to give my friend a VM on my dedicated server, and I want him to be able to restart the VM or change the iso - so basically I would like the same features as a VM hosting provider, e.g. ...
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KVM booting off-image kernel and existing partition

I am in the process of switching from Xen to qemu-kvm. My current Xen installation has a number of LVM volumes each with a partition (rather than a full disk image). In Xen, I start each VM with a ...
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KVM/Libvirt bridged/routed networking not working on newer guest kernels

I have a dedicated server running Debian 6, with Libvirt (0.9.11.3) and Qemu-KVM (qemu-kvm-1.0+dfsg-11, Debian). I am having a problem getting bridged/routed networking to work in KVM guests with ...
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CentOS libvirt reboot

I've noticed the following status message after system update (on SL 6.1 - yum update): # /etc/init.d/libvirtd status libvirtd dead but pid file exists one of the updated packages was "libvirt". ...
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Libvirt: Can't shutdown or reboot virtual guest

I can't reboot or shutdown the guest vm from the host machine virsh -c qemu:///system reboot vm1 Domain vm1 is being rebooted After executing this, nothing happens. The guest vm keeps working. ...
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Libvirt / QEmu Machine Fails and Refuses Restart Because of Memory Allocation Errors

I'm having a problem with libvirt. On a system restart all virtual machines (VMs) are started without a problem and keep running. Then at some point in time a set of machines shuts down according to ...
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Libvirt/KVM in NAT: can't access from host (and can't forward)

I'm trying to set up a port forward to a KVM guest, managed through Libvirt on Debian 6. The VM is running in NAT, through the "default" network. This all runs fine, the VM has full internet ...
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How do I make a persistent domain with virsh?

virsh create somefile.xml creates my machine just fine but when I shut the machine down the whole thing disappears. Machines I made with the virt-manager GUI are persistent (stick around after ...
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optimal settings for win7 64 guest on kvm 64 host managed with libvirt

I am using libvirt to control kvm on a fairly new (core i3) host running Debian Squeeze amd64. The Host as well as Linux guests work and feel fast and responsive. Simply installing Win7 with ...
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Where should CentOS users get /usr/share/virtio-win/drivers for virt-v2v?

I need to migrate a number of virtual machines from VMware ESX to CentOS 6 KVM hypervisors. Ultimately, I wrote an RPM spec file that solved my problem at ...
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KVM slow guest i/o

Host: Debian 6.0 (squeeze) with qemu-kvm and libvirt from squeeze-backports ii qemu-kvm 1.0+dfsg-8~bpo60+1 ii libvirt-bin 0.9.8-2~bpo60+2 Has ...
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NAT via iptables and virtual interface

I'm trying to implement the following scenario: One VM-host, multiple guest VMs, each one gets its own IP-address (and domain). Our server has only one physical interface, so the intended use is to ...
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Recovering running KVM guest disk image

I am running several KVM guests on an Ubuntu 10.04 host. Due to carelessness, the qcow2 images of the running hosts have been deleted. They are still running and responding properly as well as ...
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libvirt timing out. parted blocked messages in kern.log

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS to host KVM virtual machines. I'm using eucalyptus to manage them and having a lot of issues with libvirt not being able to interface with the KVM components and timing ...
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capping VM IO with cgroups

I'm using cgroups to cap disk IO that a VM does by using libvirt's support for cgroups. So, I'm getting the major/minor number of the device from a 'ls -lL' on the drive where the '.img' file for the ...
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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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Routing table with two NIC adapters in libvirt/KVM

I created a virtual NAT network (192.168.100.0/24 network) in my libvirt and new guest with two interfaces - one in this network, one as bridged (10.34.1.0/24 network) to the local LAN. The reason for ...
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virt-manager can't open the display

My virt-manager was working just fine and all of a sudden stopped working, throwing in error: RuntimeError: could not open display root@rakcal ~]# echo $DISPLAY localhost:10.0 [root@rakcal ~]# ...
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CLI-Based monitoring tool for KVM

I am developing a scheduler for running VMs on KVM. The scheduling has over-commitment of resources like memory and CPU. For this, I need a CLI-based monitoring tool that keeps me giving information ...
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Slow performance by PHP directory operations on virtual machine (Ubuntu libvirt)

Some days ago I installed an Ubuntu server and two running virtual machines with libvirt. Everything works fine except one performance problem. Everytime when I call a PHP script with directory ...
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Can i pause VM's while power-cycling iscsi storage array

Unfortunately I may have to power-cycle my storage array. In the context of using KVM with libvirt managing the Virtual Machines where i need to power-cycle the storage array, is it possible or even ...
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virsh: VM console does not show any output

I have a VM which I can start with virsh. According to virsh dumpxml VM1, this is the allocated pty: <serial type='pty'> <source path='/dev/pts/6'/> <target port='0'/> ...
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Undefine all inactive domains

I have multiple inactive domains in libvirt and I want to delete them all: # virsh list --inactive Id Name State ---------------------------------- - instance-0000000c shut off ...
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libvirtError that domain already exists, but virsh list doesn't show it

When I try to launch an instance with OpenStack, I get the following error in nova-compute.log: (nova.rpc): TRACE: libvirtError: operation failed: domain 'instance-0000000a' already exists with uuid ...
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Libvirtd start error

I had to remove libvirt manually using kill. Now when I'm trying to start libvirtd it says error: Unable to initialize network sockets. Check /var/log/messages or run without --daemon for more info. ...
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kvm low io performance

performance of my setup is quite good (geekbench, how it 'feels', ...) even disc throughput (libvirt on raw lvm-partition) is very close to the raw performance on the server) but IOP/s are as low as ...
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error: internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: Supported machines are:

I'm moving Ubuntu Server guest machines from an Ubuntu Server Host to a CentOS 6 Host machine. My intent is to keep the guests as Ubuntu Servers and just change the OS of the Host. I've moved the ...
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How to permanently attach USB devices to a KVM vserver?

I run a Server using KVM and virt-manager (over SSH). Currently I have the following devices which I want/need in a KVm virtual machine: +----USB-HUB +- USB Smartcard Reader #1 +- USB ...
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Convert libvirt Xen configuration to native

I've configured some virtual machine under Xen on Debian Squeeze using libvirt with virsh. Now I want to get rid of the libvirt layer, because I need to configure some specific parameters on the DomUs ...
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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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How to increase video memory in libvirt/KVM gui?

In the 'Virtual Hardware details', it lists the model as 'cirrus' with 9MB of RAM. The RAM field cannot be changed, but how to increate the video RAM? My host OS is RH6 and gust OS is Fedora16. EDIT: ...
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Read/write access for passthrough (9p) filesystems with libvirt/qemu?

I have recently started experimenting with the support for passthrough filesystems in recent versions of KVM/QEMU/libvirt. Making the filesystems available for read access has "just worked", but I'm ...
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Downloads stuck from a VM run by libvirt (kvm) on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I first wrote my problem on stackoverflow thinking it was a Maven proxy software problem. But I realised it was more a problem with my virtualization stack (libvirt 0.7.5-5ubuntu27.19 / kvm ...
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virsh slow execution

I'm using libvirt with Xen 4. Every time I use the virsh tool, it takes a long time until it's started. I start virsh on the same machine where the Xen hypervisor resides. Example: root@xen1:~#: ...
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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 ...