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

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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 ...
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How to find IP of the KVM Virtual Machine from Host system?

My KVM VMs are connected using MaCVTAP connection VM network Interfaces. I have to manually go into the VM to find the IP address. The VM interface doesn't ping to the host interface as the source ...
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KVM bridge network requirement

I am following the following guide on installing my first KVM HV. http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/KVM I thing I do not understand is the bit about bridge network setup. It states its optional, but what ...
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How to test Disk IO on VMs with iozone?

I want to test the disk IO performance like read, write, random read, random write and so on both in physical machine and VMs (with aufs file system). Also I want to test the throughput performance in ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Nested KVM - KVM-Guest unable to get DHCP address

Morning all I'm currently trying to set-up a Nested CentOS 7.0 KVM host inside a vSphere ESX 5.1.0 hypervisor. I've been following ...
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How to migrate from Proxmox to VMWare?

I am wondering how it is possible to migrate a full hardware VM in Proxmox (qemu) to a full hardware VM in VMWare (vmdk). I have been searching all over the place, and it seems almost impossible to ...
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persistent network interface naming and kvm

I wonder why my network interface is still named eth0 in my kvm guests. udevadm just outputs # udevadm test-builtin net_id /sys/class/net/eth0 2> /dev/null ID_NET_NAME_MAC=enxc2184ae7ab3f I ...
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KVM guest as default gateway for bridged network

I currently have two vm's both on kvm (virt-manager), both running on separate virtual interfaces (virbr0 and virbr1). The IP of virbr0 is 192.168.122.0; the IP of virbr1 is 192.168.123.0. Both VMs ...
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Error Restoring Virtual Machine

I've gotten an error restoring a virtual machine. How should I resolve / troubleshoot this error: Error restoring domain: internal error Device 001:004 is already in use
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Run AVD and VirtualBox at the same time

I'm developing for Android so I have the Android SDK installed and in it the program that runs virtual machine. Also, from the same reason, I'm running a oracle virtual box to host myself a redmine ...
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How to get pass a localisation issue when setting up a maven project?

I'm trying to install ovirt on my mint laptop. Installing oVirt on a debian distribution is expirimental and there is little knowledge about troubleshooting on the web. However, I have found the ...
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how to access the running VMs?

A colleague of a friend of mine established a voluntary project for a gaming union. But the problem now is, that the person is unavailable and I don´t know how I should access the running VMs. I spent ...
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How to create KVM guest with SPICE graphics but TLS disabled using virt-install?

I am using virt-install (see below) to create a guest. All seems fine up to the point where it complains about auto-allocation of the SPICE TLS port. Here's what I am running and the full output: # ...
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Need help setting up networking for KVM on Gentoo with exit to wifi adaṕter

I am running Gentoo Linux on an AMD64 laptop, and I am having an extremely hard time setting up host networking on KVM. I alreay have KVM, libvirtd, virt-manager, the kernel modules required to get ...
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Gentoo virt-manager on system without GNOME cannot connect to libvirtd due to polkit throwing a missing file error

I am running Gentoo Linux for AMD64 using kernel 3.12.21 AMD64 on an HP Pavilion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555M CPU. My desktop environment is KDE 4.12.5. I have installed KVM, libvirtd, polkit ...
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How to check if virtio storage access is in use?

How to check if virtio storage access virtio_blk really is in use or an eventually existing fallback driver? Existing documentation doesn't answer it: ...
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How to fix “cannot retrieve repository metadata” when installing CentOS 6.5 from Kickstart over FTP?

I am pulling my hair out trying to fix this. I am attempting to install CentOS 6.5 over an FTP server on KVM from the physical host. I have vsftpd installed, selinux set to permissive, and iptables ...
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Poorly performing java application vs poorly performing server

This is a very generic question, but it has been coming up more and more often for me. I would like to try and determine an appropriate course of action for this generic case, as I think it could ...
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KVM reports strange CPU usage peaks (bash infinite recursion)

On a KVM machine running Fedora 20 I ran ulimit -s unlimited (this removes limit on stack size) and an experimental torturing testing script. All this script does is just infinite recursion: ...
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get CPU usage of a VM (linux) using java

Is there an API for Java in getting the CPU usage of a VM in KVM? I want to know how I could get the CPU usage of a guest (from the host's perspective) using Java. Also, does anybody know where I ...
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How not to write kernel warnings into /var/log/messages?

I keep getting these log warnings due to a bug in kvm. Jun 30 19:12:31 server kernel: kvm: 28882: cpu0 ignored rdmsr: 0x345 Jun 30 21:12:31 server kernel: kvm: 31191: cpu0 ignored rdmsr: 0x345 Jun ...
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kvm killed by oomkiller

kvm version: QEMU emulator version 1.1.2 (qemu-kvm-1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u3, Debian), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard libvirtd version: libvirtd (libvirt) 0.9.12.3 debian version: 7.5 I'm running ...
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virt-install cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I'm trying to install a guest VM using KVM on a partition. I use virt-install. I call the following command: virt-install -n centos --ram=1536 --vcpus=1 ...
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share host folder with Vritual machine guest problem (centos 6.5)

I have centos 6.5 installed kvm. Then I created a virtual machine and tried to share the host folder (e.g. /mnt) with virtual machine using 9p_virtio. (follow this guide: ...
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complete KVM / libvirt breakdown after OS upgrade (openSUSE)

I have upgraded two E-350 systems which have been running VMs (one of the systems only Linux VMs, the other one Windows VMs) to openSUSE 13.1 (i.e kernel 3.11.10, kvm-1.6.0, libvirt-1.1.2). After a ...
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libvirtd (KVM) doesn't reload the kernel when I reboot the machine

I'm using Direct kernel boot with libvirtd and KVM as backend. But, every time I recompiled the kernel, and reboot inside the VM, the changes doesn't reflect until I do a Force off and Power on ...
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virsh, how to list autostart domains?

In virsh how do I see which domains are marked as autostart? virsh list does not show which domains are marked as autostart.
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KVM and Swap space

suppose the following scenario: a host with 2 GiB runs a few guests using KVM. Each guest does usually not need much memory, they are given 256 MiB each and run services that mostly twiddle their ...
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Sharing partitions in qemu

Apart from networking and partition sharing I've made qemu work pretty much like I want it to. I've got a bit of a special setup, I need to pass through /dev/sda, /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. (Is it ...
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RHEV cannot start inside Oracle VirtualBox

While installing RHEV Hypervisor 3.3 on Oracle VirtualBox I am getting following message: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine RhevH1 VT-x is used by another hypervisor. ...
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Nested virtualization: run RHEVH inside KVM

I have laptop with 16GB RAM, trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor 3.3 on Virtual Machine Manager (KVM) based guest, but it gives error "Virtualization Hardware not found". ...
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X and xdotool in LXC instead of KVM

So far I am using various xautomation/xdotool scripts in a KVM virtual machine (linux guest) in order to let them do their work and let me work uninterruptedly. I am using a VirtIO disk, but still the ...
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Cannot Start KVM VM Because Missing BIOS

Whenever I attempt to start a KVM VM on Ubuntu 14.04 with the "kvm" command, I get the following error: qemu: could not load PC BIOS 'bios-256k.bin' I have searched for this file and found it ...
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How to migrate an IDE VM to a virtio VM?

On my KMS host I installed a windows server 2012 guest a few months ago. The VM runs raw using IDE (HDD). I would like to improve the performance by using virtio. I performed these actions: ...
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Capture information of system-call

I have a QEMU-KVM hypervisor (ubuntu) with several VMs. What I want to do is capture all information of VMs system call to hypervisor (without any intervention to VM whatsoever) in real time within a ...
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CentOS 6.5 + KVM (Virtual Machine Manager) create shortcut - Laucher for Guest Machine

How can I create a Launcher on my desktop for guests machines inside of KVM on desktop of CentOS 6.5?
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DHCP server not responding to requests from KVM guest

I've setup a DHCP server on my Debian server (Proxmox) so that I can provision IPs to my KVM guests on the server automatically. For some reason the DHCP server (isc-dhcp-server) isn't responding to ...
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Solaris 10 installation on KVM constantly reboot

Successfully installed Solaris 10 sparc on KVM. However when I restarted the VM it doesn't go to login screen but just constantly reboots. I've read different documents link1 link2 link3 but none of ...
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iptables server behind NAT accessible from outside as well as inside the nat

I have 2 machines with a KVM running on each machine - so two kvms with the below networking Host 1: 192.168.10.100 (eth2) 10.10.100.1 (virbr1) KVM 1 (NAT with Host 1): 10.10.100.128 (eth0 ...
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Using KSM in OpenVZ

I am setting up an OpenVZ node and while everything looks good so far, I am confused as to whether or not KSM works in OpenVZ. The majority of this thread seems to note that KSM has been disabled due ...
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Error mounting shared folder for KVM Solaris guest

Followed this guide on how to set up a shared folder between a KVM Host(Ubuntu 12.04) and Guest (Solaris 10 Sparc). On the last part of the it requires you to mount the shared folder and typed in this ...
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CPU Placement in KVM

I have a configuration of KVM guests where the cpu placement is configured as follows: <vcpu placement='static'>1</vcpu> Now since I don't have a cpuset specified I was reading libvirt ...
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Secondary bridge only working at random in debian wheezy

We are currently migrating from vmware server to kvm. So far everything works smooth, with the exception of the secondary bridge. Our network layout is as follows: Firewall with 3 ports eth0 Public ...