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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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KVM: What is stored in var/lib/libvirt/qemu

My Question is "What is stored in the /var/lib/libvirt/qemu folder?" Is this used as somekind of backup folder ? Backgroundinformation: I have a Debian Server with a running KVM installation(+libvirt)...
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How to set Rx Queue = N in linux / in Qemu / KVM?

I have configured 8 multiple queues on my CentOS VM box (running on KVM). <interface type='direct' trustGuestRxFilters='yes'> <source dev='ens113f0' mode='passthrough'/> <model ...
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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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Network filtering with libvirt + xen + bridge + nat?

How can I properly add basic network filters (clean-traffic or, at least, ip-spoofing prevention) to XEN (xend) guests managed by libvirt? Or, in particular, can I manually execute libvirt's ...
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how to allow outgoing traffic with firewalld / libvirt on CentOS 8?

I installed a CentOS 8 guest on a CentOS 8 host using libvirt. However firewalld is blocking all outgoing traffic from the guest to the internet unless I use target=ACCEPT for the libvirt zone. The ...
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Windows 10 KVM guests cause Ubuntu 20.04 host to crash (revised)

I got extremely confused and decided to re-write the question from scratch, so if some of the comments do not make sense, that is why. Apoplogies to anyone whose time I wasted. I am having a problem ...
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Delayed start for Guests KVM/libvirt

Looking for any pointers anyone may have to introduce a delayed start for KVM guests i.e. 30 seconds between starting each virtual server rather than starting them all at once which thrashes the disks ...
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How to provision DRBD to libvirt storage pool?

I want to expose DRBD replicated storage (2 nodes Active/Passive) to libvirt as a storage pool for qcow2 files. However, I have the following error message: virsh pool-create-as qcow2 --type=logical -...
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Libvirt LXC leaked processes

I'm trying to run several lxc containers on an ubuntu 16.04 server. (libvirt version is 1.3.1). The nature of my team's use of these containers means that they are constantly booting and then being ...
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OpenVSwitch with Libvirt

Here's my situation: I'm running CentOS 7 with Openvswitch and Libvirt/Qemu. My domains are configured to use the virtualport type openvswitch, so when I start a VM it creates a port in the ovs bridge....
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How to config libvirt network setting about disabling dnsmasq "except-interface=lo"?

Here is the thing. My VMs run with libvirt and use default network libvirt-provide, and I've mad each VM registers its hostname to dnsmasq set by libvirt. so I want to look up its hostname for ...
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virtualbox to qemu but results in no bootable device qemu

I use vagrant to create my development vm. I exported the vmdk to vdi, and then convert the vdi to img. cd virtualbox_dir/test_vm VBoxManage clonehd test_vm.vmdk raw.vdi 0% ..... 100% qemu-img ...
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Debian Squeeze Preseed Installation “The current kernel doesn't support the Logical Volume Manager. You may need to load the lvm-mod module.”

I'm attempting to install Debian Squeeze via an instalinux.com image pre-seeded with more or less default settings. (Only notable addition is the openssh server, which is a clickable option in the ...
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How to diagnose and fix issues causing libvirt guests to become unbootable after many reboot cycles?

I have encountered a couple of times that a previously functioning Guest simply starts freezing on boot. (I have now reverted my VM to a previous working snapshot, so I cannot directly start up the ...
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Virtual machine network issue with host and ping service checks (within Nagios Core and from command line)

I have got a Ubuntu server guest virtual machine (installed via virt-install) which runs Nagios Core monitoring but there is a major issue with the monitoring (i.e. ping packet loss / RTA or ...
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Migrating from libvirt + iptables to libvirt + nftables

I'm about to migrate a Debian Stretch host using qemu-kvm to Debian Buster. I've seen people complaining on the Internet about issues due to nftables becoming default in place of iptables and libvirt ...
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Libvirt lxc-enter-namespace with mapped uid/gid

I'm trying to implement LXC with mapped uid/gid (user namespace) under Libvirt on CentOS 7 with full separate root mounted. Libvirt config snippet <idmap> <uid start='0' target='100000'...
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XP KVM stuck at "Booting from Hard Disk"

Just to see if it could be done (and if so, move other physical XP machines to VM environments), I took the hard drive out of a decommissioned laptop, captured a WIM of it, and applied it to a QCOW2 ...
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Convert VM (redhat virtualization 3.5) to a physical server

I have a virtual machine running on red hat virtualization 3.5, i need to convert that VM to a physical server. (mainly due to a performance issue) my volume groups as follows NAME ...
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(KVM on Centos 7) Cannot ping to Guest or vice versa with single NIC Host

I have single NIC Host on Centos 7, which I want to make virtualization using KVM-Qemu. HOST The Host IP is 192.168.1.110 and the interface is enp0s31f6 I have deleted the "default" NAT ...
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noVNC console on Openstack Dashboard is rendering garbled UI on RHEL7

I am running nova-compute on RHEL7. Openstack dashboard's noVNC console is rendering garbled UI for any instance having a UI console. Can somebody please help out? This is working just fine on RHEL65
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XFS/EXT4: Why is actual file size on disk larger than apparent size? Clarification

On a CentOS 7.1.1503 (3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64) system running KVM/qemu on an XFS filesystem, I'm attempting to work out what specifically is adding additional space to a VM diskimage file. $ ls -ls --...
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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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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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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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libvirt (KVM) inventory application?

I've got a bunch of LibVirt-managed (locally using virsh) KVM VMs on standalone Linux hosts (local KVM, local storage). Is there any web-based application out there that will track the inventory - i....
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qcow2 Disk size much bigger than virtual size

What would cause this? ls shows the qcow2 to be 241G, in the VM it only has ~ 160 GB drive, no unpartitioned space. Win 7 VM, Host = EXT4 2.6 Kernel virsh 0.9.10 file format: qcow2 virtual size: ...
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KVM .img can not boot after resized by virt-resize

I have a CentOS 6.4 image install by KVM on Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 host. Here is the disk layout of centos.img # virt-filesystems --long -h --all -a centos.img Name Type VFS ...
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can't ping/ssh new libvirt instance

I have a working virtual host that was Ubuntu-Server Lucid (10.4). I've been using it for a while and has several functional guests created on Lucid. Today I upgraded to Maverick, then to Natty (11....
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libvirt lxc container won't use statically assigned address at startup

I have an LXC OS container (CentOS 7) configured via libvirt (CentOS 7): <domain type='lxc'> <name>lxc-test1.example.com</name> <uuid>5a715193-55ef-49d7-a4f6-ac5c27bce838&...
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KVM start failed (ubuntu image)

KVM start failing after I have made the below changes. Environment:- qemu-img version 2.1.3 ubuntu VM 1. Stop the VM 2. qemu-img resize vm1.img +50G 3. start the VM virsh start vm1 error: failed to ...
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libvirtd eating up to 100% CPU with no apparent reason

Few days ago libvirt has started to behave erratically on my laptop. It consumes a high amount of CPU without any apparent reason. ALL my VMs are shutoff, why is libvirt using up to 100% CPU if no VMs ...
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Howto set a host virtual interface (failover) to a vm in kvm+libvirt?

Have a Ubuntu Server 20.04 and 2 address, one in eno1 interface with first default public address and a failover with second address. I can create a virtual interface using a netplan called failover1 ...
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There is a way to pass the option " pci=[’00:...,rdm_policy=relaxed’] " to libvirt?

I can run (successfully) a xen virtual machine use the classical method with xl xl create -f myvm.xenxl.cfg I know also how to convert from xl format to libvirt xml virsh -c xen:///system domxml-from-...
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Cannot install virt-manager, python dependencies

I have a debian 11 machine, I installed KVM on it, and I would like to also install virt-manager, but I got : The following packages have unmet dependencies: python3-libxml2 : Depends: libpython3.7 (&...
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OpenStack Nova fails to connect to libvirt (not socket issue!)

We're trying to deploy OpenStack on hardened Debian-based Linux distro via Kolla-ansible and we seem to be almost done but facing the issue with the nova_compute container which complaints: 2021-09-12 ...
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How to configure a hypervisor such that a KVM/QEMU virtual machine can reach hosts connected to the same trunk bridge?

1 Problem My goal is that all LAN traffic is routed through a virtual machine (VM) acting as a router and firewall. Other VMs on the same hypervisor should also be routed through the firewall VM. See ...
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How to ensure that the changes in domain XML spec in libvirt takes effect?

I followed this host port forward with qemu through libvirt in user-mode networking answer to accomplish a certain task but it was only after a reboot that the ports were actually accessible. I tried ...
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Wildcard CNAME record specified by libvirts dnsmasq:options namespace doesn't work, only specific subdomains works

Since v5.6.0, libvirt added a dnsmasq namespace with the element, which allows to specify options directly to the underlying dnsmasq server. I'd like to create a wildcard DNS entry for my applications ...
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error: internal error: Child process /sbin/parted - unexpected exit status 1: Error: You requested a partition from

# fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 447.1 GiB, 480103981056 bytes, 937703088 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/...
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Can't see docker ports from external machines when using a veth interface with an OPNSense KVM

Quick summary of the setup: Ubuntu Server 20.04 with 4 network ports OPNsense router running in libvirt KVM One port is WAN, three ports are LAN (bridged) Router works great Server (same one running ...
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How to change Libvirt Job type from 'Cancelled' to 'None'?

After I abort a live migrate, the Job type has changed to 'Cancelled', which makes me unable to migrate again. So,If some libvirt api (or QMP) can help me to change the Job type from 'Cancelled' to '...
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Connect two bridges only works in one direction

I have a Centos8 host with libvirt (KVM) and podman (1.6) installed. libvirt brought a bridge called "virbr0" and guests will be attached to with an address from range 192.168.122.0/24. ...
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Virsh Console Can't Access to rhel VM (a pty console, instead of serial console)

the pty console: <console type='pty'> <target type='virtio' /> <alias name='console1'/> </console> no output when I exec the command virsh ttyconsole vm_name the log (...
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Correctly installing / configuring locally built qemu / libvirt

On Ubuntu 18.04, the default installation of qemu is something like version 3, and I needed virtiofs which has built-in support in later versions. So I uninstalled the qemu and related packages, ...
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Libvirt VM using twice it's memory

Running on Ubuntu server, a CentOS 7 VM is eating the memory : Host: # free -m total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 80140 71676 ...
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Fedora 32: KVM routed Bridge Network

I'm fighting with the following problem. I got an Hetzner dedicated Server with multiple additional IPs which I want to use for KVM VMs. (MainIP = 1.1.1.1, First additional IP: 2.2.2.2) Before my ...
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Failed to connect socket to 'var/run/libvirt/virtxend-sock': file or directory not found

I want to boot a physical installation of windows 10,so I need to run xen HVM version. Do u have a tutorial that I can follow ? I'm trying to create a new connection inside virt-manager,with xen,on ...
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libvirt qemu AppArmor 9p hard links

I am using libvirt with qemu on a debian host. One virtual machine has a 9p mount point defined: <filesystem type='mount' accessmode='mapped'> <source dir='/mnt/pool/share'/> <...
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QEMU/KVM/libvirt macvtap VEPA not working - ARP request not forward

Hi I've been struggling to get guest networking working when using a macvtap in VEPA mode between two VMs on a host. I've spent hours (days) googling with no joy. Does this network configuration ...
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