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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Installing a Windows guest with virtio in a single step (Debian)

I am trying to create a Windows 7 (32bits) with virtio disk and network in a single step using virt-manager. I've been trying to follow the step-by-step procedure here. However there is no such ...
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Running Vagrant/libvirt: trying to establish public/private networks

I'm running Vagrant 1.7 (from their official 1.7 packages) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm trying to provision several private VMs and one public one. My Ansible provisioning scripts change all the ...
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Force libvirt to pass always the same device number to the guest on USB device reconnection

I have a HP plotter connected with a USB cable to a debian server through a USB hub. On the server there is a virtualized Windows XP. Everytime I reboot the plotter a different device number is ...
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What's a good way to check KVM networking status?

I'm running several KVM with libvirt on a debian wheezy host. I want to check networking (maybe more later on) on the guests and if it is not available, restart the guest in question. Is there ...
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libvirt and host firewall

Hiho! I'm using libvirt with kvm and that works great. My desire is to lock down the host system using a host firewall. Up to today I always used shorewall as my iptables mangement utility of choice. ...
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Changing qemu/libvirt default gateway IPv4 IP to something other than x.x.x.1/24

General info: I have a KVM-libvirt/qemu running on ArchLinux; 3.18.2-2-ARCH ls | egrep -i 'libvirt|qemu' libvirt-1.2.11-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz libvirt-glib-0.2.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz libvirt-python-1....
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Xen / libvirt - “End of file while reading data: Input/output error” when attempting to start a domain

I'm getting the following string of errors when I attempt to start a domain using virsh: virsh # start vimes error: Failed to start domain vimes error: End of file while reading data: Input/output ...
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mount a root disk in mnt

How can I mount a root virtual disk from another VM on my CentOS ? In order to change some files on it, not to use it as a real root disk. there are 2 partitions on my virtual disk : /boot (Linux ...
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libvirt - Restart VMs after return from power failure?

Is there any way to make KVM automatically restart any VMs that have been shut down due to power failure? Here is my scenario: I run a small VM tank, mostly with development VMs on it. I now have a VM ...
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How to disable lbvirt network DNS

Is there a way to disable DNS in libvirt network? I want to have custom configured dnsmasq for local DNS caching but libvirt's dnsmasq holds 53 port.
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CoreOs VM getting deleted after shutdown on libvirt

I installed CoreOs on libvirt using link https://coreos.com/docs/running-coreos/platforms/libvirt/. The VM is also showing inside Virtual Machine Manager and working fine. The problem is once I ...
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OpenStack Live-Migration VNC server error

Following these steps to do a live migration results in: 2014-12-08 00:42:38.772 17808 ERROR nova.virt.libvirt.driver [-] [instance: db9d53ac-4a75-4009-a67e-f45abf9d4d32] Live Migration failure: ...
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How do I disable the metadata lookup at cirros boot?

I am booting cirros VMs outside of an Openstack environment using libvirt. At boot, the VM checks for metadata twenty times, which adds a lot of latency to the boot time. cirros-ds 'net' up at 6.14 ...
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Access libvirt+KVM virtual machines with DNS

I have an Ubuntu Trusty machine running KVM + Libvirt to manage small virtual machines, and using the standard NetworkManager to connect to regular networks. I want to be able to access the virtual ...
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Why won't my libvirt VM communicate with apt repositories when wget and ping work?

I'm trying to use Vagrant and Puppet to make it easier to duplicate a multi-server setup for our websites. The recommended workflow is to vagrant up the puppetmaster server specifically first, and ...
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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 ...
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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 /dev/pts/...
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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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live migration of a virtual machine to a different machine

I am trying to do live-migration using KVM (libvirt). VM is called host1 and dest. IP address is 10.81.1.9. However, running the following command gives me an error that I am not sure what this ...
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Live migrate a libvirt/kvm virtual machine with both local and shared storage

I want to use both local (for better performance where it matters) and shared (for big slow disks) storage for a VM. Is it possible to live migrate such a VM? If the storage was pure local, the ...
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Access pty login prompt in VM

I have created a VM with virt-install, using as install media a Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS server ISO. During the installation phase I was connected to the VM via the graphical console. Now I have the VM ...
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ERROR Host does not support virtualization type 'hvm

hello 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-...
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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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Is there a way to connect VMWare Workstation / Fusion to non-esx Libvirtd-managed virtual machines?

I'm using KVM virtual machines managed through libvirtd server-side for most of my projects. On my desktop however, I'm using VMWare Fusion Professional which, just like its VMWare Workstation cousin, ...
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Remote automated provisioning to a XenServer Hypervisor

I'm currently working on a project where I use Vagrant with Ansible provisioning to create local environments in VirtualBox. I'm currently working with a University and we have a XenServer Hypervisor (...
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QEMU guest can access HTTPS sites, but not HTTP

So I'm configuring a QEMU guest on my Debian Wheezy server, using virt-manager. As guest I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. The server contains the following iptables rule: iptables -t nat -A ...
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how to design network for virtual machines with just one nic

for the past week or so i've been recovering from the shock that i have literally no idea how my isp's network works, by getting a new box and trying to do a sensible design from scratch. our design ...
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Restarting the networking on the HOST makes GUEST lose connection

I am probably missing something but have a KVM virtualized HOST/GUEST setup. The GUEST is using a bridge (br0) on the HOST for internet connectivity. When I make a "/etc/init.d/networking stop ; ...
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KVM/libvirt: How to configure static guest IP addresses on the virtualisation host

What I'd like to do is to set the guests' network configuration (IP address, subnet, gateway, broadcast address) from the host system. The used network setup is in bridge mode. How can I configure the ...
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Cut'n'paste between X11 Desktop and the virt-manager VNC graphical console of a Win7 VM guest on a Server

I have a licensed copy of MicroSoft Windows 7 professional installed and running as guest on my Linux server running qemu-kvm. This works just fine. But I was unable to figure out how to Cut'n'...
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Libvirt/KVM vm - No network connectivity

I have installed devstack (OpenStacks development platform) on a physical ubuntu 14.04 host and I have been trying to follow the tutorials for manually creating an image. I have tried for Ubuntu and ...
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Windows guest on KVM/Qemu suffers horrible key lag

Host OS is Arch Linux with the following versions:- qemu 2.1.0-2 libvirt 1.2.7-1 linux 3.15.8-1 Guest OS is Windows 7 64-bit. This problem did not exist when I first created this VM and started ...
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Any suggestions on setting a vswitch to allow a kvm guest to pxe install from an external boot server?

Any suggestions on setting a vSwitch to allow a kvm guest to pxe install from an external boot server? I'm trying to configure a vSwitch, in Fedora 20, so that I would be able to do a net-install, of ...
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How to setup IPTables on KVM host - iptables-persistent is being ignored

I'm trying to setup some specific IPTables rules on an ubuntu 14.04.1 host that runs some KVM guests. The box has multiple NICs with multiple IP addresses and the guests use different addresses based ...
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KVM Ubuntu Guest cannot connect to the internet on bridged networking

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits) + KVM Host with 2 NICs: - eth0 connected to the "public" network - eth1 connected to the br0 bridge with a private ip address range From Host I can access internet, ...
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Poor network performance with KVM (virtio drivers) - Update: with vhost_net

I've set up several KVM based networks before, and never encountered this issue, can't for the life of me think what I'd have set up differently previously. Setup Basically, Ive got and entirely ...
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Linux virtual bridge not transparent

I'm attempting to set up the Openstack tutorial demo using libvirt VMs on my desktop but I'm having some problems with the virtual bridge on the host desktop. While debugging this, I noticed that the ...
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KVM unix socket file permission for VNC

I'm using kvm-qemu/libvirtd for a bunch of kvms. I'm using vnc for the graphical interface. By default, it listens on a tcp socket. I want to have it listen on a unix socket instead. Looking at some ...
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CentOS Host KVM Virtual Machine running a Windows VM - No internet access

I've installed a KVM virtual machine on a CentOS host using libvirt. I've also set up a bridged connection from the interface en0:4 running on IP x.x.x.15 to br0. (The IP is a public one). Running ...
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EL6/KVM guest dies with “pthread_create failed: Resource temporarily unavailable”

I've got a CentOS 6.5 x86-64 KVM server with a bunch of guest VMs of different breeds, mostly EL5 and EL6. However one and only one of them keeps crashing every couple of days with: pthread_create ...
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How can I make Windows Server 2012 running on KVM boot with virtio rather than IDE?

I have Windows Server 2012 Essentials running on KVM in Ubuntu 14.04. I've had some problems detailed here Windows Server 2012 on KVM on Ubuntu 14.04. Runs well for a while and then slows down I ...
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LibVirt (QEMU) Shutting down from inside guest

I am currently running LibVirt with Qemu on Debian Wheezy: Versions: libvirtd (libvirt) 1.2.4 qemu-x86_64 version 2.0.0 (Debian 2.0.0+dfsg-4~bpo70+1), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard It's ...
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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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Virsh domain has space in it, can not remove

I'm having trouble starting, or destroying a domain: virsh # list --all Id Name State ---------------------------------------------------- 1 pxe ...
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Accessing VirtualBox with libvirt from a guest

I have installed libvirt on OSX, and from outside a virtualbox I can access it using virsh no problem. However, I want to access it from inside a guest, and this is giving me the hopelessly useless ...
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virsh XML interface allocation

I am trying to launch VM using a XML. This VM will be having 5 interfaces each connected to certain bridge. Issue here is allocation of these interfaces is random. My XML <interface type='bridge'&...
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Force an LXC container to use its own IP address

Sorry if this question has already been asked. I could not find it, I have this setup : +---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |HOST ...
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How to start a new instance of QEMU based on the same image and snapshot?

I have a QEMU image (qcow2) with a snapshot stored in it. Right now I'm using libvirt to start it. However, I want to be able to run more than one instance of the same image snapshot. I guess I can ...
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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> <uuid>84da0678-e56d-...
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Linux containers (LXC) on Red Hat/CentOS EL6 - lxc-create versus libvirt?

It's tricky trying to stay within the good graces of Red Hat and still plan for system longevity... I've been a proponent of Linux Containers (LXC) for over a year. My initial installations were ...