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

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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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Android-x86_64 installer does not boot in QEMU/KVM - EFI Shell appears instead

I downloaded Android x86_64 5.1-rc1 as bootable img installation image. I want to install it to a virtual machine running on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit with UEFI using QEMU/KVM and virt-manager as graphical ...
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KVM network packet loss to guest

I am running a server with Debian 8.3, uname output Linux x 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u3 (2016-01-17) x86_64 GNU/Linux I am using KVM to run a virtual machine with CentOS ...
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Firewalld forwarding between zones not working

I have a centos 7 kvm hypervisor running multiple VMs that are configured to use NAT networking. These VMs run their services, of which ssh is the most important for administration purposes. I would ...
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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 not having an internet connection on my VM's, I found something curious: Upon booting the machine, iptables has rules in the FORWARD chain to allow ...
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Arch linux ( kvm/qemu virtualization ) failed to open libiscsi.so.4

I have fallowed the steps from Arch Linux #KVM and #qemu 1) sudo pacman -S then installed libs libvirt libiscsi libaio qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd qemu-block-gluster ...
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UUID of LUKS changes when cloned

I am trying to install Centos 7 (under LUKS) on a virtual machine in Fedora 23 using virt-manager and after that to clone that image to multiple USB drives. The problem is that the virtual machine ...
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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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How to find the IP address of a KVM Virtual Machine, that I can SSH into it?

I have follow this guide (Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10) to setup my KVM (Virtual Machines Software) on my Ubuntu 11.10 Server. However, I didn't setup my VM's IP address when creating the ...
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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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Which ports to open in ufw for Windows in QEMU

I'm running Windows 7 in QEMU under Debian using bridge-networking. However when i have ufw enabled and start Windows i can not connect to the Internet. As soon as i disable ufw the virtual ...
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CVE-2016-3710 mitigation in CentOS 7

I have a box running CentOS 7 for KVM virtualization purposes. What is proper steps to mitigate CVE-2016-3710 in my OS? $ rpm -qa --changelog qemu | grep CVE-2016-3710 shows nothing. Current ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...