QEMU stands for "Quick EMUlator" and is a processor emulator that relies on dynamic binary translation to achieve a reasonable speed while being easy to port to new host CPU architectures.

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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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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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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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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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Errors after unmounting qcow2 image with LVM

I successfully mounted a qcow2 image on my machine (the guest image uses LVM) using: qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 /path/to/qcow2/file mount -o rw /dev/nbd0p1 /mnt/<mountpoint> vgchange -ay VolGroup ...
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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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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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How to configure libvirt to allow console access

I was able to run a Raspbian image with libvirt using this XML configuration file. I can SSH into the VM just fine, but when viewing the "console" with the virt-manager GUI, I never get a login ...
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How to run a Raspiban in QEMU [migrated]

How do you run a standard Raspbian image in QEMU? I'm following the instructions in this wiki, but the first step is failing. I downloaded the kernal kernel-qemu-4.1.13-jessie and the Raspbian ...
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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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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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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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Using NAT in qemu

I have used Qemu to install a windows xp guest. The command I run is qemu -m 2048 -gda winxp64.img \ -boot d -usbdevice tablet \ -enable-kvm -vnc :10 \ -netdev user,id=network0 -device ...
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qemu-img: Could not open '/dev/stdin': Could not refresh total sector count: Operation not permitted

I want to transfer block device contents over the network directly into a qcow2 image. I started with a small simulation: [root@okvmh1 default]# dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=100 | qemu-img convert -p ...
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virsh qemu kvm editing xml has no effect

When I try to add a network section to a kvm/qemu xml, the xml wont update with the information. When I edit the uuid, or make a mistake, i get an error. if i change the memory amount, it reverts to ...
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libvirt-Can I use 'virsh save' this command only get 'vm physical memory'?

I use 'virsh save ' to create an image,but I only want to get 'vm physical memory'.I don't know how to do it now.If you know the answer please tell me.Thanks!
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Modifying qemu without screwing up my current install

I currently have kvm installed on my Debian laptop: kvm --version QEMU emulator version 2.1.2 (Debian 1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u5a), I want to modify it to supported nested virtualization (ESXi VMs). ...
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Proxmox-Server reboots sporadically

I just mentioned that my proxmox-system is rebooting from time to time when performing backup-tasks (bacula, not the proxmox-backup-system). The logs are showing the following: Mar 8 02:30:01 ...
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What are the steps to export a VM from KVM to ESXi?

I want to be able to export a KVM based VM to an ESXi 5.1/5.5 host. My current methods ends up with the VM not being able to boot on the ESXi host. (I have tried importing the same .ova on VirtualBox ...
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Serial communication between QEMU host and guest

I'm trying to set up a pair of serial ports between my QEMU host (Debian Jessie x86_64) and guest (also Debian Jessie, but on ARM). Everything except the serial port part works. I'm really new to ...
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KVM / QEMU: connect to VM without GUI [closed]

Short Version (Solution is below): I have a Windows PC. I have a Debian server (without desktop environment). I have a Ubuntu VM running on Debian server via KVM/QEMU. Question: How can I connect to ...
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Libvirt & USB Hub Passthrough

I have a virtual machine which I wish to have a USB Hub and all of its devices allocated to a virtual machine. The Hub in question is a USB hub which itself is plugged into one of the ports on the ...
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KVM is there a way to map physical memory to host. Like Xen mapping to Dom0

Been looking for an answer to this for a while. I am switching over from Xen virtualisation to KVM, and have been reading about KVM's ability to overcommit memory. I was wondering if anyone can help ...
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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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How to create virtual networks by using libvirt?

I have installed qemu/kvm and have tried to create some virtual machines and network them together. What I would like to achieve is 2-3 virtual machines in their own private network (e.g. ...
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How does Qemu handle memory?

I'm having a real hard time understanding something and I was wondering if anybody has any experience with this and is able to help. I have two KVM VMHosts, one running qemu 2.4.1 and the other ...
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Correct virtio setup on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit host

At the present moment, my guest is running inside qemu and host is kvm intel, running Ubuntu 14.04, kernel is 4.3.0 stable. From within the guest, when I run "hdparm -i /dev/sdb" on the guest, I ...
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Ubuntu + bridge +qemu + tap + virtio dropping packets

I've got what I think is the standard qemu bridge/ubuntu tap interfaces set up running variety of VMs on my Ubuntu host. All the VMs I'm having trouble with are Windows images. I have researched this ...
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Is a QEMU installation on a raw disk backward compatible?

I create a qemu image like this: qemu-img create -f raw my_disk.raw 2G and (manually) install debian into it: qemu-system-i386 my_disk.raw -enable-kvm -m 1024 -cdrom my_debian_cd.iso Say I do ...
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FreeBSD 10 guest on qemu/kvm CentOS 7 host

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 10 on CentOS host without using graphics (using only serial console). I've tried: # virt-install -n freebsd-a -r 512 --vcpus=1 --os-variant=freebsd10.0 --graphics none ...
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KVM top shows high CPU load on host for windows7 guest though windows is on idle

we have an virtualization environment with actually 4 VMs (2 x linux, 1 x w2k3, 1 x win7). In the host system (Debian Jessie) top always shows a CPU load of 30-70% (or more) for the qemu process of ...
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KVM: Need multiple Virtual Machines to share a VLAN'ed interface

I'm not sure how to configure my Linux server which has a single VLAN'ed interface to support a number of Virtual machines which I want to bridge to my network (so that all their services appear to ...
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Proxmox/KVM: Can not clone VM

I would like to create a clone of a KVM machine - yesterday I was able to create a clone of the same machine within some minutes. Now it takes hours and is still stuck an "0%": create full clone of ...
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Files left over after removing KVM guest

Looking at this post I ran the following commands to remove a VM: sudo rm /var/lib/libvirt/images/centos01.qcow2 sudo virsh undefine centos01 --managed-save --snapshots-metadata But it looks like I ...
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WARNING KVM acceleration not available, using 'qemu'

Running debian (Linux Rick 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u6 (2015-11-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux) Looking at my cpuinfo I can see I have vmx support: flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce ...
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QEMU/KVM nic properties

1) What's the use of the addr value when specifying a new network interface on QEMU/KVM ? Example: qemu -hda deb.img -net nic,addr=192.168.1.10 2) Is there a way to specify directly the IP address ...
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KVM Virtual Machine: Wrong Disk Size

Ever since I did yum update and tried to create a new (for example) 10GB Disk KVM VPS, the reported disk space inside VM is locked to the initial template size (usually 1GB for linux template). ...
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Qemu - Reduce virtual disk size

I have a problem trying to reduce a virtual machine's disk. The host is CentOS 6.5 and the guest is Windows XP. The size of the virtual drive is 250GB, but I want it smaller. How can I do that? ...
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vlan qemu: guest listening from other guests

I'm trying to simulate a little network of 3 machines using QEMU where a machine (deb1) is directly connected with the host and the other 2 machines (deb2, deb3): Host ...
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kvm snapshot-create-as failed

I have Ubuntu server with qemu/kvm. I'm try to create snapshot (for further backup) using libvirt and get this error: # virsh snapshot-create-as --domain 56 --name copy_snap --no-metadata --disk-only ...
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Libvirt guest destroyed after shutdown

I have created a VM withLibvirt and when I shut it down whether forcefully or with ACPI, it gets deleted. I create it: <domain type='kvm'> <name>deneme2</name> ...
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Soft Lockup - CPU Stuck qemu-system-x86

I have a system running: * openstack icehouse * Linux 3.13.0-48-generic #80-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 12 11:16:15 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux(Ubuntu 3.13.0-48.80-generic 3.13.11-ckt16) Suddenly ...
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low write disk speed of windows kvm guest with LVM

I have a trouble with my windows 2008 R2 KVM guest. It write speed to disk extremely slow: But on another VM (windows 10) on this KVM host write speed is ok: # cat /etc/system-release CentOS Linux ...
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How to explain the machine type concept in the virtualization?

When I was under Debian Wheezy, virt-manager created virtual machines with the "pc-0.12" machine type. Since I am under Debian Jessie, virt-manager creates virtual machines with "pc-i440fx-2.1" ...
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Running two Ubuntu KVM virtual machines with bridged (tapped?) networking

I have a server that's running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to run two virtual machines with bridged networking at the same time. The networking of the first VM works, but the second one has no ...
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KVM port binding

I followed this tutorial to install a KVM virtual machine on my ubuntu server. Now i need to bind a port from the guest to the host. I tried several tutorial to bind the port, but nothing worked. My ...
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Options for optimising QEMU emulation (-cpu flag)

I have been doing some reading about optimising QEMU and one thing that I am confused about is the -cpu switch. At the moment I am using -cpu host which is supposed to transfer all the hosts cpu ...
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Golden image updates in qemu

Consider that there are 100 windows virtual machines coming from a single base image and each vm is added to domain along with minor other machine specific settings which can be done by a script. ...
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Qemu Virtual machine very slow

This is my first time using Qemu, and creating my own virtual machine. I feel like a complete newb ;( Debian Linux host Uname -a: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u5 (2015-10-09) ...
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Remove Hardware Support From Qemu [closed]

I am currently experimenting with Qemu 2.4.1 and I'd like the support for few hardware to be removed. Say like USB/Mouse/SoundCard etc. While I was tinkering with the source code, I was able to ...