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

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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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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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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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How to send mouse and keyboard to Virt-Manager guest

I have a Windows guest in virt-manager running headless (no spice server) because video is output through a GPU (pci passthrough). But my question now is how to send the keyboard and mouse to the ...
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Why does saving a KVM-QEMU VM requires additional memory?

I have three VMs running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with 8 GB RAM, each of the VMs has 3 GB allocated, and I also run a 512 MB VM. If we also consider the guest OS's memory usage (usually 1.5 GB due ...
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Migrate a qcow2 image between storage pools

I have 2 storage pools. host_images (directory storage pool) remote_images (nfs storage pool) How do I copy qcow images from remote_images to host_images using libvirt APIs? I've tried using the ...
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Setup Cloudmin on Centos installed in LVM

I installed CentOS 6 with default LVM partition pattern. according to this pattern Can I use Cloudmin and store KVM Disks in LVM as Logical Volume? I think Cloudmin requires creating new logical ...
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Virtualization (KVM) and excessive cached RAM

I've set up a virtual machine through KVM-libvirt (virt-manager) with Windows 10 on it and I'm getting an odd behavior on the host side. I'm running a 64bit Arch host with 24GB of RAM, 12 of which are ...
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How to differentiate 2 NICs with the same PCI address

I am running Fedora 22, and have a GPU that I passthrough to a KVM guest. I accomplished this by adding pci-stub.ids=<pci id 2>,<pci id 2> to my Grub boot option. The two PCI IDs I'm using ...
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Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm?

Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm? Or is there no point to this? Is it considered just another interface?
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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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USB ethernet device not working in VM

I'm having trouble getting a USB ethernet device working in a qemu-kvm/libvirt VM. The problem is that even though the guest OS sees the USB device just fine it can't mount it. lsusb on the guest ...
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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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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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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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What is the structure of Libvirt Qemu VM dump/save files?

I need to do some exploration of Qemu-KVM virtual machines physical memory (particularly I need to check the fact of the physical memory intersection). In order to do that I'm trying to save VM's ...
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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 to setup KVM partitions?

I'm trying to install SolusVM/KVM on a server with one 500 GB HD and one 256 SSD. I am a complete beginner at Linux. SolusVM has a script on the site to download and install automatically, but how do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to make mdstat ignore specified devices

I have a hypervisor with KVM that uses zvols for virtual machine storage. One such virtual machine was moved from a physical one and has software RAID inside it. Zvols are detected as block devices on ...
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How to run Windows with GPU virtualization?

A year ago I switched to Ubuntu for my primary OS, which has worked out just fine. Every now and then I want to play computer games and while using Wine often works, I can't get all of the games that ...
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Binding/unbinding GPU between host OS and pci stub while host OS is running

Using a Debian 8 host, I'm interested in setting up a Windows VM guest which gets direct access to my dedicated/discrete graphics card, to see what sort of performance I can get out of it for games ...
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Why Debian Jessie is turned off instead of rebooting after installing qemu-kvm?

I'm using a new stable Debian Jessie (minimal installation without DE and standard utilities). First of all, I set 'enabled' for Intel virtualisation in BIOS and installed qemu-kvm as usual: # ...
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Passthrough PS/2 keyboard to guest OS

OS Windows run on VM (ubuntu, libvirt, qemu-kvm). And I have PS/2 keyboard on host hardware. Is there any way to pass it to guest OS without lost of performance (maybe emulate USB keyboard with keys ...
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Running Mac OS X under KVM/QEMU

Note to be removed in the future, so as to avoid confusion from answerers and mods edit: Forgot to add in the note, if anyone thinks this is the wrong stack-site to post this, please comment on why, ...
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Connection issues with KVM on RHEL6.5 to Licence Server

I currently have a RedHat 6.5 kvm running under a RedHat 6.5 host. I am attempting to make a connection to a Rational Apex licence server on the local network, however the connection times out before ...
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Outgoing masquerade address changes after adding a second interface to the bridge

In fact I have the following configuration: extrouter(192.168.1.1) <- wifi -> [eth2 (192.168.1.11) Centos 6/6 based host br0 (172.22.5.254)] br0 contains two tap interfaces (tap0/172.22.5.1 ...
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(virt-manager:4796): Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon / Unable to connect to libvirt

I would like to boot and run Windows 8 with kvm or xen while I'm running Debian Wheezy. Actually I have installed Windows 8 on the external USB disk and Debian Wheezy on the hard disk sata. I'm tryng ...
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Proxmox server VM growing than what i have assigned for VM disk space

I have only 2 VM's in one of the SSD hard disk server, Hard disk size was just 120 GB. I have assigned 32 GB for each VM's but now there is only 1 GB space left in /var/lib/vz. While listing the size ...
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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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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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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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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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ssh local tunnel to VM

So, can anyone explain why this doesn't work? Everything from remote host (192.168.1.3): ssh -L 9000:192.168.1.2:80 login@192.168.1.2 elinks http:127.0.0.1:9000 and I can see a web page. other ...
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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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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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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 ...