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

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Remove devstack dependencies Ununtu 14.04 (32 Bit Dell Lattitude 5500)

I installed devstack in my old laptop. After installation when I try to access OpenStack, my laptop became very slow. Then I realized, that laptop had only 2 GB RAM. I ran unstack.sh and delete ...
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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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Able to ping my host but getting no route to host

I have a elasticsearch service running on MY_HOST_IP(10.x.x.xx) and port 9200. I am able to ping 10.x.x.xx from my VM, but when I try to connect elasticsearch it gives me : no route to host ...
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How to create a dupe of a KVM/libvirt/virt-manager VM?

I'm a bit lost with virt-manager / libvirt / KVM. I've got a working KVM VM (Windows XP) which works nicely. The VM is backed by a 4GB file or so (a .img). Now I want to do something very simple: I ...
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How to manually configure a monitor in CentOS7, attached via KVM?

I have a fresh desktop install of CentOS7 with Gnome 3. I need to use this machine with a KVM but for some reason CentOS7 cannot detect my monitor through the KVM I have, so it defaults to "Unknown ...
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Qemu/KVM, windows guest password prompt

Ubuntu 16.04 Qemu/KVM Windows 8.1 guest SSH from remote host into hypervisor, run virt-manager. Get prompted for creds: user1@hypervisor, authenticate successfully. Open guest, get prompted for ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, drive path changed on its own [duplicate]

So yesterday I had a grub issue that required me to comment out the other two drive sin my fstab that get mounted. 1. an ssd that houses my qcow2 vm. 2. a 1tb seagate So all I had listed was / and ...
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Qemu/KVM assign usb input devices to VM

So I have an Ubuntu 16.04 host running Qemu/KVM and a Windows 8.1 guest. I have successfully gotten the guest to use both a dedicated video card and dedicate monitor.. however I cannot figure out the ...
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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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kvm virtual manager connection failed

I installed kvm package in the centos7 i am getting this problem how to solve this. full error is here Unable to connect to libvirt. no connection driver available for qemu:///system Libvirt URI ...
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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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Virt-manager Permission Denied when accessing NFS pool

I'm currently having this error when I'm trying to install a Virtual Machine on my NFS share. i've added my NFS share (coming from FreeNAS) to a Storage Pool on the virt-manager Another issue is ...
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Server OS with graphics to run on kvm (postgres + pgadmin, java, teamvier) [closed]

Could you please recommend me a distribution or setup regarding the following: ressource friendly to run virtually on kvm graphic is need for remote administration (teamviewer) good postgres ...
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KVM Guest installation

After ran below command virt-install --name=vm01 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/vm01.img,size=10 --ram=512 --os-type=linux --os-variant=rhel6 --network bridge:br0 --nographics ...
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Execute command inside guest vm Libvirt

Is it possible to execute a command for eg:iostat inside a guest VM using libvirt or virsh .I want to find out IOPS for a guest vm but with libvirt java api I am not able to get the IOPS of a vm ...
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Performance issues running Linux Mint on qemu-kvm - maybe run in textmode and use remote graphics for administration?

we are running virtual servers on kvm-qemu, using debian wheezy as a host system. Unfortunately one server is based on Linux Mint 17.3. One big issue is the performance of Linux Mint based on kvm. ...
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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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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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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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KVM on Crouton chroot?

I've enabled Vt-x support in BIOS, and have been trying to get KVM on my chroot for a few days now. I lost my chroot last night (got it into an unbootable state) trying and had to build a new one. ...
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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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Select graphics card

Is there a way too to select a primary graphics other than onboard graphics. I have two different dedicated graphics cards in my machine, one GT640 and a GTX970. I am trying to set up the machine to ...
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Proxmox Master Node crashes

I've inadvertently discovered a Proxmox bug. I run a personal cluster of 4 nodes (a technology lab for giggles and gags). Each node has a Dell Perc 5i and 4 HDDs in RAID 10. The standard Proxmox ...
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Is it possible to setup a bridge configuration where only the host can access a VM, but not the other way around and no VM->VM?

I have a KVM hypervisor set up with several VMs. A docker instance runs in each of them (for security purposes the containers shouldn't run on bare metal next to each other). Is it possible to ...
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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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Does 32-Bit OS need hardware virtualization to run o KVM?

I have a 64-bit CPU that doesn't support virtualization. My understanding is Whonix is a 32 bit OS. Will I be able to run Whonix on KVM?
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Does Linux perform buffering twice when hosting a VM?

I ran a KVM VM on my CentOS host and found that after performing a HDD-intensive operation, it used all of the host's memory I assigned to it. However, free on the guest suggests that the memory's ...
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hid_generic module not loading

I have two Debian systems connected to a KVM switch. On one system the KVM is recognized and the hid_generic module loaded without any issue, on the other one lsusb show the device but the hid_generic ...
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Bridging two virtual machines on difference bridges

I have two VMs: vm1 & vm2. The host and VMs both are Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Each VM "connects" to a bridge which connects to a virtual ethernet interface and end up at eth0 i.e. vm1 (192.168.0.23) ...
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CentOS 7, KVM.. auth failed: no agent available

So like the subject suggests.. CentOS 7.2 minimal + KVM install. I had the VMM working via X11Forwarding last night. After a reboot though I get this: authentication failed: no agent is available ...
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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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GPU Passthrough with qemu - no video output (AMD 7970)

I am trying to setup GPU passthrough on Arch. I followed the PCI passthrough via OVMF wiki along with some other resources online. I substituted a few steps as needed, for example I am using ...
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Can (and how) KVM use NTFS storage?

Using SL6.4, I am trying to create a new KVM virtual machine using virt-manager. When defining storage at default pool, it boots up OK. However, when trying to use storage located on external NTFS ...
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KVM virtualization for CentOS 7

I am having an absolute devil of a time with KVM. It seems every HOWTO out there offers a different list of packages, and I've installed them all: [me@tarantula ~]$ rpm -qa | egrep 'kvm|qemu|virt' ...
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How to run kvm virtual machine with console? [duplicate]

When i run virsh start vm_name it boots in background. I want to access the grub while vm is booting. Is this possible to run virsh start vm_name with some kind of console? (I am using RHEL 6.5 on ...
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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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KVM bridged interfaces not going up - inet, inet6 , bridge

I am setting up KVM host which will have multiple virtual machines visible from the outside with a similar /etc/network/interfaces config to this one # The loopback network interface auto lo iface ...
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What is the difference between virbr# and vnet#?

I am running KVM on RHEL6, and I have created several virtual machines in it. Issuing ifconfig command to the host system command line shows a list of virbr0, virbr1... and vnet0, vnet2... Are they ...
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HOWTO: Fix “Cannot parse sensitivity level in s0” error when attempting to start a KVM VM after a major OS upgrade

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 with kernel 2.6.32-573.8.1.el6.x86_64. This is a work computer and my corporate policy states that I must keep my operating system up ...
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Is it possible to install KVM on bare metal?

I have gone through many sites and tutorials for KVM installation and every tutorial says "install KVM under XYZ OS". KVM is a type 1 (bare metal) hypervisor. So shouldn't KVM be installed directly ...
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Debian Kickstart Files Failing To Download

I have found that if I try to host my kickstart files on github and pass the raw url to virt-install, such as below, it will fail. ...
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KVM Networking Topology

I would like to set up a network on my Server where I run KVM as a hypervisor. The Network will be used for a distributed Jenkins setup. The goal topology is the following: One machine (Jenkins ...
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Debian 8 KVM Guest - Loading initial ramdisk

I have updated my KVM management script for Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts to support debian 8 guests. After a manual installation (preseed script does not work yet), I am stuck with the the following message ...
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scp to a KVM guest behind NAT

I have a KVM guest running on a server accessing it via virt-manager. I'm running the guest from my_pc. server has a public IP address and both my_pc and guest can ssh it. guest has a 168.192.x.x IP ...
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Unable to boot a kvm guest via qemu/kvm-tools

I am using ARM Foundation Model to emulate a arm-v8 environment(I need both TrustZone and KVM), and I run a kvm-enabled linux on it as the Host OS, the kernel version is 3.14.0(I clone it following ...
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Trouble with Whonix-installation (Debian)

I've been trying to install Whonix on my Debian Jessie-VPS for days now, but keep getting following message: "no supported architecture for os type 'hvm'". I've been following the the official guide ...
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virt-manager and spice throw ssh

I have KVM host and few VMs with SPICE server, binding to localhost. I can connect to VMs remotely with virt-viewer --connect qemu+ssh://user@host/system vmname Also I use virt-manager with SSH, ...
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PCI Passthrough KVM with vfio-pci giving EINVAL on PCI Probe

I am attempting to attach PCIe devices in passthrough to my KVM domain. I have two devices in one IOMMU group (#28): 03:00.0 PCI bridge: Texas Instruments XIO2001 PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge 04:00.0 ...
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Problem installing Fedora 23 in VM using KVM on Linux Mint 17.2

I'm unable to install Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso into a QEMU2 VM using virt-manager on Linux Mint 17.2. I've verified that the SHA256 checksum on the ISO is correct, and I can install a ...
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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 ...