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

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How do I specify an alternative bridge interface (not br0) when using qemu-bridge-helper

By following the instructions found at http://wiki.qemu.org/Features/HelperNetworking I can configure qemu with qemu-bridge-helper, however, I can't figure out how to pass a bridging interface option ...
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How to check if 'Per-node memory binding' is supported in any libvirt version?

I am using kvm and getting an error: unsupported configuration: Per-node memory binding is not supported with this QEMU I have the #virsh version: Compiled against library: libvirt 1.2.9 Using ...
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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 do I properly configure networking for a KVM virtual machine?

I have a remote dedicated server on which I have installed KVM. When trying to create my first virtual machine I am unable to ssh to the machine. I assumed that I needed another ip address so I ...
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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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How to connect two VMs with different IP ranges to access each other?

Using KVM I have created four VMs, I have two public Ip addresses for my VMs, I know that I can assign these IPs to two of the VMs and connect them to internet by bridging my host's physical interface ...
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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 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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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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Fedora 23 - Windows in KVM - Fastest desktop update method [closed]

I'm running Windows 7/10 in a Kernel Virtual Machine. The Spice remote desktop isn't really all that fast. VNC seems to be even slower. Microsoft Remote Desktop is OK, but I can't turn the VM off when ...
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Does the O_DIRECT flag bypass the Linux page cache when accessing block devices too?

I am running a lot of KVM virtual machines, which open the hard disk image with the O_DIRECT flag. I understand, according to the open() man page, that using O_DIRECT will try to bypass the Linux ...
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How can I store files in the mounted shared folder?

I am running a Fedora Workstation virtual machine on an Ubuntu host. I created a folder /home/cl/share in the guest and mounted the shared folder /media/cl/system/virtual/share as root following the ...
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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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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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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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How to access KVM windows guest bios

How to access KVM windows guest bios: As I want to check guest bios virtuliazation options to enable nested virtuliazation, like vm inside vm.
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Can I enable cephx authentication using a pool in qemu/kvm?

(CentOS 7, Ceph Incunabulus, everything patched up to date) Background I've got a working converged Ceph/qemu/kvm cluster with cephx enabled for authentication. I'm trying to use this to store block ...
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Issue with kvm when trying to install kali

I am wondering why when I am trying to install Kali Linux on kvm, I am facing the next issue: Unable to complete install: 'internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: ...
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QEMU kernel panic to serial port

I'm working with kernel 2.6.13.1 on Debian 6 with QEMU/KVM for a class. The kernel, once installed, panics on boot. The curses interface to qemu doesn't seem to allow scrollback to view the entire ...
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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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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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Should I use KVM or Xen ? What are the main differences? [closed]

I've spent a few hours trying to understand the differences between KVM and Xen without much succes. So both are Type 1 Hypervisors with comparable performances (source) and I don't understand what ...
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Qemu error: internal error: QEMU / QMP failed: qemu-system-x86_64: PCI bus not available for hda

I get the error below when trying to start my vm with serenity ~ # virsh start winxp-gaming error:failed to start domain winxp-gaming error:internal error: QEMU/ QMP failed: qemu-system-x86_64: PCI ...
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Using Device mapper thin provisioning on loop devices

I have several KVM raw files that are read only (about 100gb). I am adding these raw files as loopback devices. I then create a snap file to allow the VM to have read/write access to its disk. This ...
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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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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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GRUB Legacy complaining about filesystem being unknown?

I have several VM's in an OpenStack cluster (KVM) and when they get built from an image that had say a single 5GB partition they too will have this same HDD geometry configured. I've found several ...
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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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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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no arp entries for vnet

I have multiple kvm hypervisors (HV) which runs bunch of virtual machines (VM). Every HV has br0 and every VM is attached to it with its vnet interface. I noticed that one HV at arp -a shows me 2 ...
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Installing qemu-kvm 2.5 on Centos 7

Are there any repos out there that carry the most up-to-date version of qemu-kvm as well as dependencies? I ask because the newest qemu-system has a HUGE list of dependencies and I would like to not ...
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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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kvm custom scripts for automation of pci device attachment

Can anyone help me in two things: my kvm server is in my lan. How to use virsh to create and manage my guest vm in my host, can any one write me a shell script that when the device id is given ...
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How to disable QEMU guest access to host ports

I'm using the following command to run a QEMU VM: qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -m 1024 -smp 2 -hda disk.qcow2 By default, the guest OS has internet access, but can also access open ports on the ...
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Very high I/O wait time on KVM virtual machine

Debian wheezy AMD64, 3 cores, 2560mb ram (virtual machine). 1 virtual drive on ext4, running on KVM. I decided to move it from raw to qcow2. Everything is ok and everything was going ok during ...
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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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Is it possible to pass USB DVD drive to KVM (QEMU) virtual machine on Ubuntu?

I've got a KVM host on Ubuntu 15.10 Server. I'm fairly new at it so I'm managing it via an Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop VM running on itself and accessing the host via Virtual Machine Manager. That works ...
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Qemu terminating on signal x from pid xxxx

I've been all over google and back and I cannot locate any information on this particular error. qemu: terminating on signal 15 from pid 3111 I'm using Virtualizor to launch new KVM VPS on my ...
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Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors

I am on Debian 8.2 and trying to install a Debian 8.2 QEMU/KVM guest. I created a virtual disk image file and booted into the Debian installer ISO with the following commands: jesse@deb:~/vms$ ...
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Where are macvtap settings on rhel 7

I am creating a virtual machine in KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. I have created two bridges and connected two interfaces which are on the physical hardware to the bridges. How can I use these ...
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Booting EFI on KVM

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running kernel 3.19. I'm trying to use virt-manager to start a virtual machine. I have installed ovmf for EFI firmware and booted the machine with a Gentoo ISO in the CD slot. I ...
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Manual IP configuration on RHEL 7 KVM guest installation

I have KVM set up on a RHEL 7 server with the installation media for guests being served via FTP. Whenever I kick off a new VM installation via Virtual Machine Manager (I'm doing graphical ...
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How to run a gui client os in a virtual machine on non gui linux host?

Is it possible to run a windows gui client in a virtual machine hosted in a non gui linux? How to set this up? and how to connect to such a machine?
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Configure public IP addresses in KVM VMs

I have a physical server running CentOS 6.5 with one interface connected to the Internet (with one public IP address). Inside this server I have two VMs created with KVM through libvirt with one ...
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KVM - nat or bridge. How I do that

I have Debian Jessie server, and I have install apache server. From apache hosted several sites from different ip address. My server have resources for KVM. My question is - How I can set my free IP ...
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How to run a script at startup before networking is enabled?

I have a system that I use to test some programs doing non-IP networking protocols on various operating systems in virtual machines. The host is Fedora Linux. Because the networking is non-IP, the VMs ...
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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, corporate policy states that I must keep my operating system up to ...
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KVM set gateway in isolated network

I have a really annoying issue. I am using KVM on CentOS 7 and two networks. One of the networks is isolated with internal host routing only The other network is forwarding using NAT. I have set ...
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How do I configure a systemd service to execute simple /bin/echo “Hello world” command to show the output on the console?

I am trying to boot up a vm with qemu-system-ppc64(similar to lkvm). I am using the following command: qemu-system-ppc64 --enable-kvm -vga none -nographic -nodefaults -chardev stdio,id=id1 ...
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Why is 'steal' time gradually increasing?

I'm tracking CPU usage on a VM on a lightly-loaded host. Everything appears to be functioning normally on all the VMs, but collectd is reporting a gradually increasing 'steal' time: The actual ...