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

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How to use VNC for gaming?

I was just wondering if it's possible to set up a windows 7 VPS/VNC server to be used for gaming on my local network. I have a macbook pro as my main computer, it doesn't quite have the horsepower ...
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Why do I see more processes in KVM than in OpenVZ?

I've got a 512mb Centos 6 VPS running on KVM. Now another VPS from a org. I manage is running on OVZ. When I type top on the KVM one, I get a whole list of all sort off processes. But when I do this ...
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KVM to Ovirt VM migration

I installed ovirt on a machine that was already hosting KVM virtual machines. I am now trying to migrate those VMs over to RHEV format, but I am receiving SASL authentication errors using virt-v2v. I ...
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Configuring bridge network in kvm (debian wheezy 7.2)

I am desperately trying to run untangle 10 as a guest in kvm. My host system is debian 7.2 My problem is that I am unable to configure bridges/(virtual)NICS which are successfully identified by ...
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How does KVM set its own netfilter rules?

I've been poking around with KVM VM's on Centos 6.4 and after some hair pulling and copious amounts of trying to break my desk with my head due to not having an internet connection on my VM's, I found ...
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One host, two virtual machines that cannot ping each other. How to solve

We have Virtual Machines operating within the KVM environment. We setup one as a dev server running Apache etc., and the other as a Windows development environment. The two environments are setup ...
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libvirtd not suspending guests

My guests, one windows, one linux, are not being suspended. I'm not sure why. Here's the output of systemctl, which looks wrong, but I've done systemctl start libvirt-guests && systemctl ...
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How to Add Extra Disks on KVM based VM

I installed Redhat 6.4 on KVM Server. Right Now there is only One Disk /dev/vda. Now I need to add extra Disk like /dev/vdb I tried adding New Volume but it is not showing when I do fdisk -l How to ...
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Bridging on boot causes system to hang

Whenever I set br0 to automatically start up on boot, it causes the system to hang - usually on a line that says something like "waiting 2 seconds for br0 to get ready" or "bound to x.x.x.x to br0 - ...
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Copying large file causes excessive swap

On a mid-class CentOS 6.4/64 server with 32 GB RAM, 3 TB free disk space, operating as KVM hypervisor, I start copying a 200 GB file to a destination in the same local filesystem. In fact, this file ...
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Viewer Connection to hypervisor host got refused

I used the inbuilt VNC-Viewer in the virt-manager to see the VM desktops. But now when I click the Play button in the VM Window to see the desktop of the VM named server1.example.com, I get an error ...
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How to check which hypervisor is used from my VM? [duplicate]

So I'm running a VM somewhere and want to know what hypervisor the host is running. Any way to check whether it's running KVM or in a container? The vm is running Ubuntu
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Can virtfs/9p be used as root file system?

Is it possible to use a folder shared from the host to the guest via virtfs/9p as the root file system inside the guest? Loosely related to my previous question: Can virtfs/9p be used to share the ...
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Can virtfs/9p be used to share the same host folder with multiple guests?

So far I have resorted to sharing host folders with the KVM guests via Samba. Now, reading up a bit on it, it appears that "VirtFS (Plan 9 folder sharing over Virtio - I/O virtualization framework)" ...
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KVM loss of data?

I'm planning to install KVM on Linux Mint. I heard it is possible to corrupt files and partitions. There are warnings here but I haven't finish reading it (I will tonight). There is also another ...
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Options to sync 16GB+ KVM images

Is there a software that sync KVM images in real time on ArchLinux? i have 2 HDD that configured as RAID-0 (for performance reason) and 1 HDD for backup i want to have a real-time backup images on ...
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Use virt-manager to share files between Linux host and Windows guest?

Is it possible to use "Filesystem Passthrough" virtual hardware option inside virt-manager to share a folder on my Linux host with my Windows guest? I found some tutorials for how to do this with a ...
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shared LVM storage between KVM virtuals

I'm messing around with KVM and different storage options for sharing between virtual machines. I have an LVM volume group defined as a storage pool for libvirt. I've defined a volume and attached it ...
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Resizing LVM within a in KVM-based VPS

I have a VPS (based on KVM, not sure which storage technology) for about two years now. It's mainly a learning machine, a utility proxy, or a seldom-used VPN gate, or whatever--no real work, no ...
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benchmarking ftp in 3 methods of virtualization

My Bachelor Final Project is about benchmarking visualization methods with ftp, web and mysql services: installing Debian on xen (para-visualization) kvm and lxc with equal resources config (equal ...
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How do I prevent time drift in a Debian guest on a CentOS KVM host?

I know I can install ntp in the guest, but my confused understanding of what I've Googled so far suggests this shouldn't be necessary. The Host is CentOS 6.3 and guest is Debian Wheezy, which seems ...
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Can I use Synaptics' output in KVM?

I have been looking at MenuetOS, a simple graphical OS written entirely in FASM. The only reason I don't actually use it is that its touchpad support is pure garbage: every time I try to run MenuetOS, ...
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How can I get kqemu or even just qemu to show up in virsh capabilities on CentOS 6.4?

I have a CentOS 6.4 box that I'm trying to set up a VM on to run WinXP. This box doesn't have VT, which may not be ideal, but I'll settle for less than ideal. Apparently I should be able to install ...
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virt-install error: install methods 'cannot be specified for container guests'

I was following the Dell RHEL VM guide but working on CentOS 6.4 i386/686, and got to the virt-install step. After correcting a typo, I went back and deleted the vm.xml file it was suggested I ...
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Connecting to KVM on a GUI-less CentOS 6.4 using MobaXterm

I followed the directions at this question: Installing KVM on CentOS 6.4 without GUI (yet) But I'm not sure which feature (there are many!) of MobaXterm I should use to connect to the KVM. On the ...
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virt-install complains “error: no such option: --network-bridge:br0”

I was following the directions here to set up a VM in CentOS 6.4 i386/686. But I'm getting this error: $ sudo virt-install --network-bridge:br0 --name vm1 --ram=1024 --vcpus=1 --disk ...
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Installing KVM on CentOS 6.4 without GUI (yet)

I've installed CentOS 6.4 from the 'minimal' iso, so it doesn't come with a GUI. Will this question's answer allow me to install KVM, or do I need to install KDE or X-server or something first?
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Samba test setup with only one physical box

I have CentOS 6.4 i386/686 installed on its own. I'd like to test out Samba 4 running as an AD DC. If I don't have another spare box to use in the lab, is it possible / does it make sense to install ...
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Emulate unplugging a network cable with qemu-kvm

[Background: I'd like to actually test How to take down a static network interface when not connected? ] I'm setting up a QEMU-KVM virtual machine using libvirt (via virt-manager). I put two NICs on ...
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Add new network interface to the kvm (Slackware is installed)

Installed slackware11 on KVM, which is controlled by virt-manager. I need one more network interface, so I added another one using the same model as was installed by default, and restarted the ...
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CPU usage of KVM

I have a linux host with 4 KVM linux guests. All the guest are pretty much idle, having a load of <0.1 inside the guest. Now, if I do a top on the host, each KVM process is using something about ...
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Install grub on LV container for VM

I'm having difficult time installing grub in LVM LV container for a VM. This is the partition table: # parted /dev/mgtvg/linux2os print Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm) Disk /dev/dm-7: 129GB ...
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Disable SSH Tunnel with KVM VNC Server

Here at work we've set up a KVM server that hosts a couple guest machines. The KVM itself is headless and we remote into whenever needed, but we would like to be able to VNC into the guests. I have ...
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kvm guest Network interface no Authenication

i have a kvm host based on ubuntu 10.04 host , and the guest is rhel 5.3 64-bit, on the guest i tried to execute mii-tool eth0 SIOCGMIIREG on eth0 failed: Input/output error SIOCGMIIREG on eth0 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 kvm Virtual Machine guest network speed slow

i have the following situation, i have a kvm host ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit network host speed is perfectly run , as i am testing network speed using iperf , the speed between any network device and the ...
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Host CPU does not scale frequency when KVM guest needs it

I have asked this question on serverfault, but it could also have been posted here. I will synchronise the answers if one is found. Observation: I have an HP server with an AMD dual core CPU (Turion ...
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Is it possible to install KVM On A VMWare virtual machine? If so, what are the steps?

I want to understand how to use KVM in CenTOS. At the moment, all I have is a VMWare ESX 5.x server to use. Is there a way to get KVM working on a system that is running on VMWare? Essentially, a ...
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SELinux interfering with host/guest file sharing using KVM

I'm running Fedora 17 with KVM and the virtual machine runs okay. I tried to follow this to get access to a file on the host system but SELinux prevents the VM from accessing any files other than ...
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How can I restore default window size in KVM/QEMU

In KVM/QEMU machine window size by default matches guest OS resolution. But if I resize windows (accidently) how to restore default size?
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What is contained in these addresses?

I am working on MUlti-processor record-replay feature of a virtual machine. I have a log of non-deterministic memory access done in the virtual machine by virtual CPUs. A very high proportion of these ...
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How long could I work with stable release after it is no more supported?

I'm still working on Debian squeeze which will be supported for only about 1 more year (it is server with KVM). How long is it possible to work on an old version of Debian (after Debian gets old) when ...
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Debian + KVM: Which version to use? Stable or “new”?

I have Debian 6.0.4 (Squeeze) x64. Nowadays I use KVM stable package from apt-get. Could you recommend me using a compiled newest or newer version instead of using the old one KVM package from Debian ...
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How to backup KVM images? Is it possible to backup whole VM?

I need to backup all (9 VMs) my KVM VMs. I would like to backup them in the night for example once a week. For example VMware server and VMware server 2 used to have possibility to create live backups ...
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How to limit CPU performance for KVM VM?

imagine 1 Virtual machine with 2 shared cores on quad core CPU 2Ghz speed. Is it possible to limit this Virtual Machine for 500Mhz of CPU power on both cores? Or to reserve 1Ghz on 1 core for this ...
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KVM - Which Web Based management to use?

I would like to became an Expert of managing KVM on debian squeeze. I still use virt-manager. Yes, it is easy and quiet safe and quick for me. I tried a lot of web based management UI and non of ...
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How to report back system installation progress

I'd like to do some reporting from the system setup progress for virtualised (libvirt/kvm) Ubuntu servers. I expected some kind of such system to already exist out there, but couldn't find anything. ...
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Clipboard doesn't work in KVM.

I have a RHEL 6 Desktop with a windows KVM. How could I get the clipboard working, just as there is a solution in VirtualBox to share the clipboard between host and guest?
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Learning to Use Virtual Manager in opensuse 12.2

Ok just installed virt-manager, and then install opensuse 12.2, installed correctly, but when do zypper up had no network, then turn off the virtual machine and change the network card to a vlan in ...
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qemu - two clients (tap0 & tap1) via br0 can't ping eachother but server pings ok

I've got: A host system running Ubuntu with KVM (functional) Two clients, one Ubuntu and one Windows 7, nothing fancy. I've also setup (see below) a bridge via br0 for the clients: br0: ...
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How do I send a shutdown event to a QEMU guest (OpenBSD)?

I'm using virtualisation solely to install OpenBSD onto the bare hardware, and during the installation, the redirection to the serial port didn't get configured, so, I ended up with the system ...