KVM is the Kernel Virtual Machine, a virtualization hypervisor built into the Linux kernel.

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Running Mac OS X under KVM/QEMU

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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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How do I detach, then re-attach to a kvm spice session?

I have started a kvm session with typical qxl and spice options. The vm is running in the background via nohup. I then started the spice client on the same host, using it to log in to the vm's gnome ...
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how to check default cache mode for disk in kvm

KVM/qemu support various types of cache - none, writethrough, writeback. How to check which one is default and is used on system when no cache= is specified? For RHEL6 i found that it's writethrough ...
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Connection issues with KVM on RHEL6.5 to Licence Server

I currently have a RedHat 6.5 kvm running under a RedHat 6.5 host. I am attempting to make a connection to a Rational Apex licence server on the local network, however the connection times out before ...
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Slow Download/Upload speed on KVM on Centos 6 server

I installed KVM on centos 6 dedicated server but the Download/Upload speed was very slow. The operating system on KVM is Windows XP. Download/Upload speed on Centos 6 is faster 10 times than on KVM. I ...
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Linux GPU Pass-through Virtualization - Verify wich component causes trouble

GPU Passthrough Virtualization with KVM or VirtualBox For a research project I need to passthrough a PCI GPU from a Ubuntu Host to a Windows 8.1 guest. We need to test a certain setup, where the ...
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Why is qemu-kvm needed in Debian Wheezy when running qemu with “-enable-kvm” option?

I have a HP Compaq 8200 PC with Intel i5 CPU. I have enabled VT-x in BIOS: ..and CPU supports VT-x as it has vmx flag present in /proc/cpuinfo. I have loaded the kvm LKM: root@VM-host:~# modprobe ...
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Debian wheezy - hanging on shutdown

My debian system hangs when I'm trying to shutdown/reboot. It hangs on: kvm: exiting hardware virtualization (infinitely blinking white cursor) I've tried to shutdown by gui and by ...
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Outgoing masquerade address changes after adding a second interface to the bridge

In fact I have the following configuration: extrouter(192.168.1.1) <- wifi -> [eth2 (192.168.1.11) Centos 6/6 based host br0 (172.22.5.254)] br0 contains two tap interfaces (tap0/172.22.5.1 ...
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(virt-manager:4796): Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon / Unable to connect to libvirt

I would like to boot and run Windows 8 with kvm or xen while I'm running Debian Wheezy. Actually I have installed Windows 8 on the external USB disk and Debian Wheezy on the hard disk sata. I'm tryng ...
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Question about CentOS and KVM virtualization and PCI Passthrough

I want to replace Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V on my homeserver with CentOS and KVM. My plan is to virtualize one Windows 8.1 machine and several smaller Linux machines like on Hyper-V, there is ...
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Using of qemu-system-x86_64 with key -enable-kvm on VirtualBox

I have windows 7 as host. I launch virtualbox with ununtu 14.04 on my Windows 7. I try to launch debian inside Ubuntu: qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -hda disk.img -boot c -m 256 -localtime. Another ...
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Win7 file sharing VM latency

I am using mount/umount commands with a Win VM on a KVM Linux host. I have a script that continuously loops: sleep 1 sec mount read guest file unmount When I change a Win7 file (say, a text file ...
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Assigning static public IPs to Proxmox KVM guests

I'm currently using 5 public IPV4 addresses on a physical machine running Ubuntu Server, which I intend to replace with new hardware running Proxmox. I'll do a P2V of the current Ubuntu install into ...
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rtorrent won't start downloading (to 9p shared folder)

i am running rtorrent in a ubuntu-VM. the vm's host is sharing a folder "downloads" with the vm, which is mounted inside the guest by adding the following line to /etc/fstab: downloads ...
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KVM Disk Image File Path openSUSE

I need to enable networking for my guest KVM Windows 10 VM under openSUSE Tumbleweed host. I need the default file path for the virtual disk image as per here. Running the following command: ...
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Share files between Linux host and Windows guest

I am trying to share files between Linux host and Windows guest and I came across the link: Use virt-manager to share files between Linux host and Windows guest? As suggested in the third answer, I ...
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Why Linux inside KVM gets busy after I put the host to suspend-to-ram?

I run another Linux instance inside KVM on my laptop. When I suspend-to-ram the laptop and wake it up again, the guest Linux starts consuming 100% CPU for some time (maybe proportional to the sleep ...
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unable to start vm on kvm

I'm not able to start a vm on kvm with the following error [root@dev1 RHEL5-7]# virsh start demo-57-test error: Failed to start domain demo-57-test error: Unable to add port vnet0 to OVS bridge br0: ...
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Qcow2 snapshots - snapshot for disk vda unsupported for storage type raw

I am running a KVM server (Ubuntu 14.04) and would like to take snapshots of my guests. I was reading how about how to do that in this article. It seemed as if I should be able to take a snapshot of a ...
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Network setup of KVM hypervisor?

I would like to install a KVM type-1 hypervisor. This hypervisor should run two guest operating-systems. Both guest operating-systems need one IPv4 address from 192.168.11.0/24 network and I guess ...
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kvm console not working at login [centos on centos]

When I run the following $su $virsh console myvm I keep getting login incorrect , even though I'm typing the correct password. In fact, it does work if I use virt-viewer. What could it be?
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Virtulisation IPTables Rules

I haven't been able to find a solution this as of yet. I'm not very experienced in IPTables so any support you can provide will be appreciated. I have a server with a few VMs on there. The main node ...
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How to access KVM guest console without password?

How can I configure a KVM guest running CentOS to allow passwordless console access from the hypervisor? I want to be able to use the following command to log straight in to the VM from the hypervisor ...
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libvirtd and filtered ports

I am new to virt-manager. After having configured a virtual network (new interface virbr0) with 2 VMs that should be able to communicate, I discovered that most ports are filtered. For example, the ...
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virt-manager: is it possible to assign specific IP addresses to certains VMs via the virtual DHCP?

using virt-manager quite successfully. I am wondering if it's possible to specify in the virtual DHCP server, that some virtual machines will have a specific IP address (maybe via MAC address ...
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Can i implement thin virtual desktop clients using KVM

I had read What is virtualization and studied basics of KVM virtualization and terms. not only sitting infront of PC and installing three or four guest OSes is there any other things i can do with KVM ...
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Proxmox server VM growing than what i have assigned for VM disk space

I have only 2 VM's in one of the SSD hard disk server, Hard disk size was just 120 GB. I have assigned 32 GB for each VM's but now there is only 1 GB space left in /var/lib/vz. While listing the size ...
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acedemic projects related to linux virtualization and security [closed]

I am B.tech student iam totally confused with the topic virtualization. but i selected linux virtualization security as a project in my college. please guide me. i tried in google but i found so many ...
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Linux with VM Windows guests in kiosk mode

We have a bunch of computers in our school, which are used by many students and some of them are really having fun in messing around with the system. However it's not possible to restrict access to ...
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Why does saving a KVM-QEMU VM requires additional memory?

I have three VMs running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with 8 GB RAM, each of the VMs has 3 GB allocated, and I also run a 512 MB VM. If we also consider the guest OS's memory usage (usually 1.5 GB due ...
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How to replicate KVM for DR purpose?

I am looking to replicate multiple KVM servers from one data center to another data center. What steps with specific commands to be used to replicate one server so I can use that for others. Thanks ...
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How to install KVM to use existing installed OS's?

I have four partitions on 2 HD's, sda and sdb, each having Debian installed in different configurations. My general purpose OS is on sda1, and I want to be able to run VM's of the other OS's while ...
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will libvirt don't create vnetX tun device?

When I create the vm instance using libvirt, it will create a TUN device named vnetX. I wonder would libvirt don't create the vnet device, instead, I use other method to create it.
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Does QEMU/KVM use Intel AES instructions for encrypted qcow2 images if the host CPU has them?

The qcow2 image file format for KVM can use AES encryption. The encryption is applied at the cluster level: Each sector within each cluster is independently encrypted using AES Cipher Block ...
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Adding QEMU/KVM option to virsh VM starting script

I use libvirt to manage a QEMU/KVM system. Starting a VM only by using virsh start vmname What I want to know is how to add an option to virsh starting script, in my case I want to add QEMU ...
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How to bridge a VM to public IP

I wish to to assign the IP from my eth1:2 to a VM; I also have no use of this IP for the host, it would be desirable to be exclusive to the VM. I've ended up with a setup just like this (eth1:1, ...
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Getting an already installed Android x86 partition to run on KVM

(Originally posted on SuperUser here, but posted here due to lack of responses.) I have Android installed on sda3, and it boots fine when loaded from Grub with the following commands: set ...
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Disable KVM Kernel Module while its still in use

In order to run a virtual machine, VirtualBox tells me to disable the KVM kernel module. I googled around and found out that KVM is included in the qemu-*-packages, but none of them is/was installed ...
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USB ethernet device not working in VM

I'm having trouble getting a USB ethernet device working in a qemu-kvm/libvirt VM. The problem is that even though the guest OS sees the USB device just fine it can't mount it. lsusb on the guest ...
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can't get 16:9 ratio on kvm, only 16:10 or 4:3

I am running a Windows 7 KVM on CentOS 7. The Windows 7 guest resolutions are all 4:3 or 16:10 My monitor is 1920x1080, but KVM/Spice/Whatever is only offering me 1920x1200. I don't know what part ...
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Allow multicast packages from the bridge to wire in KVM

On a CentOS 6.5 host, I have a couple of guests - Ubuntu 12.04 and CentOS 6.5. The Ubuntu guest is generating mcast traffic that is visible via a tcpdump on the br3 interface. It is also visible on ...
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What are the diffence between virsh, virt-install, and virt-manager?

I know all of virsh, virt-install, and virt-manager can manage the virtual machines. However, what are the difference between the three?
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libvirt error when enabling hugepages for guest

I'm trying to set up a VM using libvirt and KVM through virt-manager (and virsh command line) with hugepages support and I get an error when enabling the option in the domain XML. Don't know where the ...
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How to write shell script on VMDK to derive configuration

I have several VMDK files and I would like to write a shell scripts to derive configuration (i.e. No. of CPUs, RAM, NIC, HDDs Size, No of HDDs, etc.). How can I do this, or where do I start?
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kvm guest OS not accessible after system reboot

I was configuring kvm on my laptop which has ubuntu 14.04 as the host OS. I added a Fedora guest OS using the virt-manager and it worked fine. However, after I rebooted the virtual machine, the guest ...
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setup kvm on a wireless interface on a laptop machine

I am trying to setup KVM in ubuntu 14.04 host machine. I use a wireless interface to access the internet in my machine. I have setup the wireless interface in my /etc/networks/interfaces as below. ...
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how can I create a KVM guest 100% as a non root user?

In a debian host with many users, I want to allow different users to create their own VMs, completely independent of each other. The closest relevant (non-root) way I have seen in guides is by ...
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no internet connection for a kvm guest. what could be wrong?

I have setup a kvm win7 guest on a debian host. It's been up and running for a while now, but I had not done much with it. What I had done (for sure) was to download putty. Today I wanted to try and ...