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KVM bridging for virtual machines is not working

After restarting the server, I can not ping and reach my virtual machines from the net and vice versa [root@pc1(192.168.0.114) ~]# ping 192.168.0.63 PING 192.168.0.63 (192.168.0.63) 56(84) bytes ...
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check a vps guest memory usage and CPU usage

I have vps guests that are managed by KVM and libvirt. Using virt-df, I am able to check the real disk usage of each vps guest. #virt-df [--options] -d domname Is there a similar utility tool to ...
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List all devices emulated for a VM

I have created a VM with the below command in qemu . (KVM enabled) #qemu-kvm -m 1024 -enable-kvm -hda /var/lib/libvirt/images/fedora.img NOW, VM is launched. I would like to know the exact devices ...
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Any disadvantage of running a virtual machine using files for its drives hosted on freenas/zfs?

I recently got tired of the really slow I/O reads and latency (10-30 MB/s read, not sure for latency but very slow) from a provider I rent a virtual machine from. He uses freenas, the virtual machine ...
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Which CPU model to set for guest KVM when processor is Ivy Bridge?

For a KVM host with an Ivy Bridge processor, which MODEL should use for CPU>CONFIGURATION in Virtual Machine Manager? Ivy Bridge is not available.
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Bridging is breaking the server: KVM configuration

I'm pretty new to networking and just can't get my head around this. I'm trying to setup KVM-Qemu so I can run some virtual machines. The instructions I'm following are telling me to use eth0 and ...
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Disable TCP checksum offloading on KVM virtual network

I have a virtual network for connecting KVM guests with the host. I need to disable TCP checksum offloading on this network. The ethtool works fine but I want to disable it permanently and I could ...
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Implementing hardware virtualization for custom hardware

When using QEMU/KVM there are certain network adapters that are supported and emulated. If one wanted to emulate the guest OS's original network adapter (e.g - a Broadcom interface that was present on ...
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Tap interface within a virtual machine has NO-CARRIER

I am trying to hook up a virtual machine to a host using openvpn. When i create a tap interface within the virtual machine using: /usr/sbin/openvpn --mktun --dev tap1 The state of the tap interface ...
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Is the ethx mac address of a VM the same as the mac address of the corresponding tap interface?

I have a single node openstack install on an ubuntu machine. For some reason that I cannot figure out, the linuxbridge is dropping packets from this VM. My iptables seem to be fine (atleast as far as ...
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How to setup multiple VPS or virtual machines on a VPS hosting account? [closed]

Let's say you have a Linux VPS hosting account and you wanted to add several VPS's inside that VPS or virtual machines, how can you do this? A scenario could be that I wanted to install an IIS server ...
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KVM virtual machine boot messages

Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to stop the following boot messages with a centos 6.5 vm created with qemu-kvm When I start the vm there is a slight delay as the vm posts the following boot ...
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Does 'lvremove' destroy data?

I assign a LV for each vm guest. When deleting a vm, I remove the corresponding lv running 'lvremove'. But is it necessary to destroy the data before running 'lvremove'? Does lvremove do the work of ...
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assign public IPs to vm guests

I have a set of public IPs for virtual machines. Each unique public IP is to be assigned to a unique guest. With bridged networking I share eth0 with KVM machines. The ifcfg-eth0 file has ...
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KVM Network configuration + VLAN trunck

I am trying to set up a KVM Based solution, I am having trouble configuring the NICs for the VMs from a bridge based on a VLAN interface. My config below : ETH0 : KVM Host Management : ...
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Correct way to copy vm disk

I have a VM’s disk to copy from one host to another for live migration. I can think of two ways to copy the VM’s disk. Do a snapshot of the Logical Volume in the original host, create a Logical ...
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How can I keep important VMs in memory without disabling swap?

VM Host -> Xenon E5-2440 w/ 48G mem... Everything runs CentOS6.5 (2.6.32-431) I have 4 guest VMs running each w/ 2G of memory. Their disk images are local files. The host machine is also running a ...
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Nested VM Guest Access from Host - KVM

I have nested VM setup. I have a host with a single network interface card with a public facing IP. I have bridged this interface so that eth0 does not have a IP and br0 is having the IP instead. I ...
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Install ubuntu on my KVM VM by proxmox

I'm a newbie here but I would like to understand how to install ubuntu or centOS on my VM created by KVM (in proxmox). During creation, I've set Linux 3.X/2.6 Kernel (l26) in sheet OS and Do ...
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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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Proxmox Win2012 guest no internet access

I have Proxmox installation with common network layout i.e. as this guy What are the differences in the configuration of the network on Proxmox (KVM)?. I have 3 VMs, 2 with debian, working totally ...
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Trying to communicate between virtual servers on the same host through ipv6

I am running KVM on a host with 2 virtual servers. Each virtual server has a own bridge interface on the host VPS1 has br1 VPS2 has br2 Each virtual server has a own ipv4 and a ipv6. The virtual ...
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Why VM cannot get the public IP I have from provider?

I have a KVM-Host (on Debian) with root@kvm-host:/# cat /etc/network/interfaces auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address 176.x.y.133 netmask 255.255.255.224 ...
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Why are eth0 and vmbr0 (bridge) having the same MAC addresses?

I configured my Debian (with KVM on board) as following: /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto vmbr0 iface vmbr0 inet static address ...
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1answer
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How to configure a network on KVM using only public IPs?

I have a KVM server and two VMs. I have one main IP and two additional "single" IPs (not a subnet). I don't want have a local network with private addresses on my KVM, but I want to assign my public ...
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1answer
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What are the differences in the configuration of the network on Proxmox (KVM)?

I have a dedicated server, one main public IP from /27 and two single public IPs also from the same /27 (I think the provider manages single IPs using the VLAN tags). I want to have a KVM running on ...
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Is it possible to create an equivalent environment of a KVM guest using QEMU for Windows?

I have a KVM guest in a datacenter that is my production server for a service I am developing. I would like to create an equivalent virtual environment on my Windows machine so I can be sure that ...
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1answer
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virsh attach-device for serial device

I would like to add a serial device (console) to a guest via the virsh attach-device command. I have a console.xml file containing: <serial type="pty"> <target port="0"/> ...
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1answer
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KVM/libvirt host has vnet for each guest?

Totally new to KVM here, so maybe there is nothing wrong with my set up, but I am running 10 guest VMs on my Ubuntu 12.04 server via KVM and I just noticed that ifconfig returned a plethora of ...
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converting KVM virtual machines to VMware-vsphere

I am using KVM on Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Virtual Machines are running on it in LVM. I want to migrate of them to Vmware-vsphere. How can I achieve this. Can some one suggest as where do I begin?
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What are the benefits of using Puppet and Foreman in deploying virtual machines?

I am new in using virtualization technologies. I have read about Puppet and Foreman. If I am not mistaken, these software are used to automate the process of installing and configuring servers, for ...
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717 views

How to control VM traffic on KVM

I have multiple VMs running on a KVM hypervisor. One of the VMs is consuming most of the available bandwidth, making it difficult for other VMs to use. How can I control the bandwidth usage for each ...
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How does CPU consumption look like from a VM on a heavily use VM Host?

I know I could test this, but I don't have the time right now to setup pristine test conditions to learn something that should be in documented form - and that I cannot find in an authoritative form. ...
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Ganeti : Installing Centos/RHEL Instance

I have installed Ganeti on Centos 6.3 with DRBD and have added couple of nodes. However, now I am facing next challenge of installing a Centos Guest/Instance on top of it. I tried using ...
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How to install VirtIO drivers for Winows Server 2008 on KVM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting windows virtio mounted/installed for KVM I have a KVM vps that has windows server 2008 installed. I want to install VirtIO drivers but I don't know how you would ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 KVM running Ubuntu 12.04 with linux-image-virtual crash on boot

One of my VMs is stuck on "pause" in virsh. If I destroy and restart it, it will go to pause after a bit of time as "running". I can at best enter my username at login if I'm quick but it'll then ...
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KVM and Libvirt - How do I hotplug a new virtio disk?

I am trying to hot-add a file-based disk to a running KVM virtual server. I've created a new disk from scratch using the command dd of=/home/cloud/vps_59/test.img bs=1 seek=5G count=0 and I was ...
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virtual disk image - file or partition

I'm looking at the differences between using a file versus a partition to store a virtual disk image in VM use. The common knowledge is that partition-based images are faster than file-based images ...
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1answer
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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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Where is KVM guest configuration (xml) located in proxmox?

I wanted to check if my Proxmox instance uses LVM for KVM guests to achieve better performance so Where is KVM guest configuration (xml) located in proxmox?
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Can not display Proxmox console due to Connection time out

When I try to open console in proxmox ve nothing happens and I see this error in logs: no connection : Connection timed out TASK ERROR: command '/bin/nc -l -p 5900 -w 10 -c '/usr/sbin/qm vncproxy 100 ...
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Virtualization - Linux KVM-QEMU host Windows VM guest, how to access data drive

What is the best way to share a Data partition on a Linux KVM-QEMU host with a Windows VM guest? I could use Samba networking and connect to the drive as a network share but I was hoping there might ...
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How to decrease size of KVM virtual machine disk image

How do you decrease or shrink the size of a KVM virtual machine disk? I allocated a virtual disk of 500GB (stored at /var/lib/libvirt/images/vm1.img), and I'm finding that overkill, so now I'd like ...
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690 views

Windows Guest VM no internet on Ubuntu KVM host

I installed Windows 7 as a guest in KVM running on Ubuntu 12. Windows seems to be running fine with the exception that it can't access any external domains or IPs. The guest can ping the host's IP ...
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1answer
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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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KVM Hosting: How to efficiently replicate guests

I have three KVM servers each with 1 guest VM, running directly on it's local storage, (so they are essentially getting a dedicated box worth of computing power each). In the event of a host failure I ...
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How can I run Rackspace images locally?

As the title says, I regularly download my Rackspace images for backup of my VPS, however I'm wondering if it's possible to run them locally on KVM (for example) so I can run tests on my application ...
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understanding relationship between Qemu and KVM

What is the difference between KVM and Qemu? As I understand, latter is able to provide "user mode emulation" which means that one can run a single executable built for some other architecture like ...
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1answer
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Installing Centos 6 using virt-install over SSH with no graphics - beginner

I have a Centos 6 box with virtualised CPUs that is ready for installing a virtual OSs. I am installing remotely over SSH and my Centos 6 box has no GUI (no GNOME etc) so it's purely command line. ...
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Hardening Virtual Machine

I have a CentOS based product I'm looking to distribute it as a virtual machine (VMWare, XEN and KVM) and I have been lately assessing the steps needed to protect the VM. The VM's data shouldn't be ...