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Questions tagged [libvirt]

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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Forwarding ports to guests in libvirt / KVM

How can I forward ports on a server running libvirt/KVM to specified ports on VM's, when using NAT? For example, the host has a public IP of 1.2.3.4. I want to forward port 80 to 10.0.0.1 and port 22 ...
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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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how to rename a VM using libvirt+KVM

How can I rename a VM on KVM+libvirt? I would like it to change the name in the 'inventory' as well as change the name of the storage etc.
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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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How to keep time on resumed KVM guest with libvirt?

On my host I am using libvirt and a KVM guest. When the host is shutting down, libvirt suspends the guest. When the host is starting up, libvirt resumes the guest. The problem is, if the guest is ...
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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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how to delete a guest after creating it with virt-install

I created a KVM guest from the command line with virt-install where I used the command line options --disk pool=vg0,size=20 and --name virt1.example.com. How can I delete this KVM guest from the ...
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Web based KVM management for Ubuntu

We've got a single Ubuntu 9.10 root server on which we want to run multiple KVM virtual machines. To administer these virtual machines I'd like a web based KVM management tool, but I don't know which ...
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Port Forwarding from Host to Guest with libvirt 0.8.3 Using KVM on Ubuntu

The host has a single external IP available, so I set my KVM guests up with NAT. How do I set up a port forwarding to forward some of the requests from the outside to the guests? I couldn't find ...
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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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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 ...
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libvirt: Change dhcp-setup without restarting

I'm using libvirt and kvm to virtualize my server. I configured libvirt to start a dhcp-server on the bridge-network-interface to give the vm's their ips. Every VM's gets always the same ip based on ...
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libvirt: how can I make a domain start when the host starts?

I would like some of my domains to start automatically when my host starts (I'm using libvirt+KVM on ubuntu). I guess I could put some "virsh start..." statements in rc.local, but is there a way to ...
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Get list of DHCP clients with KVM+libvirt?

I have several VMs running on Ubuntu 9.10 via KVM+libvirt. I want to be able to find out the IP address that has been assigned to each host without physically opening a physical "console" to each ...
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KVM/Qemu, Ubuntu: Why do more guests CPUs enhance Disk-I/O rapidly?

We have an Heartbeat/DRBD/Pacemaker/KVM/Qemu/libvirt cluster consisting of two nodes. Each node runs Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit with the following packages/versions: Kernel 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP ...
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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 change the default Storage Pool from libvirt?

I'm trying to use a different Storage Pool on KVM in order to store the virtual disks of my VMs and also the ISOs from the operating systems which I'm using. For example: I want to use the 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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Changing boot device for a QEMU-KVM virtual machine

I am trying to change the boot device for a VM. I go to the VM's XML file in /etc/libvirt/qemu and set <boot dev='cdrom' />. Still, it attempts to boot from the harddrive instead of the cdrom. ...
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Technology for short-lived private VMs

I'm trying to build a system that will run short-lived (CI and test builds) of software components, it's mandatory according to my requirements that each live on a private host. I'm taking that ...
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attaching usb dongle to KVM VM

I'm struggling to connect a usb device, that gets detected correctly by the host, to a kvm vm. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 14.10 as KVM/QEMU host. I set up an Ubuntu vm using this ...
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Any way to release focus on a KVM guest in virt-manager without having to click Ctrl_L + Alt_L?

Is there a way to move my mouse in and out of a KVM guest in virt-manager without having to click to gain focus of the window and release focus by pressing Ctrl_L+ Alt_L? BACKGROUND I typically ...
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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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Using virt-install and http preseed to do unattended ubuntu 10.04 install

The virt-install command line I used is below sudo virt-install kvm ubuntu -v sudo virt-install -v -n golden-egg -r 256 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/golden-egg.qcow2,size=5 --os-type ...
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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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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 virt-...
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Prevent hijacking IPs in KVM/libvirt

How can I prevent a VM user/client from accessing IP addresses he doesn't own but are routed over the same bridge on KVM/Libvirt? IP addresses are routed to a cisco switch vLan consisting of a /24 ...
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How to Restart Centos 7 KVM Host safely without corrupting guest VMs/data?

I want to have a KVM virtualized server with few VMs (with different Guest OSs) in production. Now when I want to install kernel/package updates for the host machine, how to restart the hypervisor ...
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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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libvirt network error - no 'default' network device found

My original purpose is to create centos image for openstack. Although I did directly with kvm, still wondering about error. Was using this manual for my task. After this command: # virt-install --...
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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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Routing networking on kvm

There are a lot of configuration used for Kvm-networking. But i'm not able to get to the guest from the host or outside. I'm working on Ubuntu 11.04. On the guest i've a WindowsXp with dhcp. I want ...
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Change VNC listen address in Libvirt without restarting VM

Is there a way to to edit the listen address of a Libvirt-Machine on the fly? At the moment it seems like when I want to edit the listen address, I have to shut down the corresponding VM first, then ...
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Web-Based Virtual Machine Manager

I am looking for a web-based virtual machine manager, which will work on our Ubuntu server. Ideally, I need something that our team can use to create a VM, test builds and packaging and then either ...
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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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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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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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How to convert a raw disk image to a copy-on-write image based on another image for use with kvm and virt-manager?

I have a virtual Windows machine running on kvm. Presently it has a 90GB raw disk image. I would like to clone this VM without having to keep two copies of the 90GB raw disk image around. It seems ...
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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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Import XML into libvirt without booting virtual machine

Is it possible to import an XML file into libvirt without having libvirt boot the virtual machine? If I do: virsh create centos63.xml Then libvirt will import the XML file and immediately try to ...
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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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Bandwidth monitoring on KVM

Is it possible to monitor/limit bandwidth for KVM guests? I'd like to give people VMs on my server but I want to be careful not to go over my monthly bandwidth limit. The only places I can find that ...
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How to add virtual storage as SSD in KVM

Being previously a VirtualBox user, I moved to KVM(QEMU/libvirt or whatever it's called) recently. I know that in VirtualBox, when you add a new storage device to the VM, there is a checkbox labeled ...
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How to create a environment where each user's vm is isolated

I want to know if it is possible to create a multi user environment using KVM libvirt that is each user can create there own vm but that must not be accessible by others saw this Multiuser use of virt-...
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Why do I need restart a VM after restarted a bridge to get network working?

I have a VM with an interface on a bridge(e.g. br0). After restarting the bridge(bring down, bring up) VM doesn't see the network and I must do "power cycle"(shutdown and then power on) to get VM see ...
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Restrict access to KVM virtual machines to specific users

On my server I have a KVM virtual machine called "cards2". It was created by executing (as root): # virt-install --connect qemu:///system --virt-type kvm --name cards2 --ram 2048 --disk /var/kvm/...
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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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KVM/libvirt: how to migrate between 2 hosts with different CPUs

I tried to migrate my KVM host from a host with AMD cpu to a host with Intel CPU but when I run virsh start guest_name I got error: unsupported configuration: CPU model ... is not supported by ...
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How to repair a broken-resized qcow2 disk image for libvirt/kvm?

Today I wanted to increase the size of a VM, so I did what I always do (have done it before): qemu-img resize diskimage.qcow2 +22GB Then the file broke and the VM does not start any more. I tried ...
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KVM: Run a script when a guest is shutdown from within?

I am running KVM as virtualization engine. Is there a way to make QEMU/libvirt run a script on the host when a guest is shutdown from within (shutdown -h now)? I want to be able to run some custom ...