QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

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Qemu disk virtio performance on Windows 10 guest

Is this speed normal? Host: 64-bit archlinux Guest: WIndows 10 64-bit Education Edition with redhat virtio stable driver, raw disk format, 32GB size, virtio enabled, kvm enabled. start command: ...
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Modified QEMU XML file does not appear to be used

I've created a qcow2 image snapshot of a KVM guest image. I've modified the XML file for the image to use the new snapshot file but when I halt and restart the guest, and create a file on the guest ...
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migrate i386 qemu VM to amd64 VM host

I have an i386 qemu VM: processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 3 model name : QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.1.2 stepping : 3 microcode ...
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Fedora Host, Kali VM, KVM/QEMU mouse not working

I have a Fedora 23 host, and I tried to install Kali Linux using Virtual Machine Manager, and every time I did it -- no matter how I configured it -- the mouse would not work. It would only go down ...
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Is there a way to make faster QEMU snapshots without using libvirt?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, kernel 2.6.32 and QEMU-KVM 0.12.1 (per corporate policy I am not allowed to run a more cutting-edge distribution or any more recent ...
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QEMU/KVM: USB3 passthrough to FreeBSD

I'm making my first steps in FreeBSD, so please excuse any possible "linuxism". My goal is to run FreeBSD 10.2 inside virtual machine with QEMU/KVM and allow USB3 network card passthrough from the ...
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ebtables drop / limit smtp port

I am using bridged devices, main node runs on CentOS 7 and Guest are KVM VM's. I have tried rules as below on host node to block port 25 but was not successful. ebtables -A FORWARD -p IPv4 --ip-...
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Enable “kvm=off”, “x-vga=on” and “-vga=none” from within Virt-Manager?

I have virtual machine created from Virt-manager, it's Windows. I have attached host PCI device (GPU) to the guest VM, it's recognized, but not used I know options x-vga=on and -vga=none are friends ...
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Completely disabling mouse support in QEMU

I'm currently using QEMU for some work involving the VGA console. I'd like to turn off click-to-grab, which constantly triggers when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL (which my host Linux system is configured to ...
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libvirt: command to start up all guest virtual machines which have auto-start enabled

I'm using Debian Jessie as a virtual machine host using libvirt/qemu/kvm. I've set some of the guest virtual machines to automatically start when the host OS boots up, this is working fine. For ...
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Install Linux to SSD or HDD for virtualizing Windows with QEMU?

In my PC I have 1 TB slow HDD and 120 GB fast SSD. I am curious which one of my drives should be used for Ubuntu installation. I plan to use Windows without dual-boot - by virtualizing it with QEMU (...
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Share a folder between Linux host and Windows guest VM

I'm trying to share a folder between my main OS (openSUSE 42.1) to a guest Windows 7 virtual machine, but I'm unable to set it up properly. I access the VM from virt-manager, and I've read that the ...
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QEMU-KVM for Debian Stretch sometimes disables a passed-through USB keyboard

I am running Debian Stretch on an AMD A4-5300 APU using a PCI passthrough setting with vfio-pci, with my sound chip and my graphics card assigned to my VM as per this guide here and with my keyboard ...
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VM host management in case of Linux bridge

I have a virtual-machine host(vm-host) which runs two qemu-kvm virtual machines in tap mode. This means that network topology looks like this: As I need to manage vm-host over VLAN 123, I see three ...
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Proxmox hook for VMs

We have Proxmox installation. We want to execute a command after new VM was added. It is required for QEMU port redirection since setting redir option is not avaialble on GUI: qm set 102 -args "--...
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Input/output error when copying Qemu raw image

I'm trying to clone a VM on a CentOS 6 server using virt-clone, but every time I run it I get: ERROR failed reading from file '/var/lib/libvirt/images/myimage.img' : Input/output error I've also ...
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Access to disk partitions from QEMU

I have two OSes installed on my hard drive - Windows and Linux. These are setup in a dual-boot configuration. The hard drive uses GPT and UEFI. I'm looking for a way to grant QEMU (in Linux) access ...
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Top sliding panel doesn't show when hovered in Qemu while VM is displayed full screen

I'm running libvirt-1.3.5-1 and qemu-2.6.0-1 on Manjaro 16.0. Whenever I run a VM full screen, the slider that I once expected to slide down, which would allow me to resume from full screen doesn't ...
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QEMU VM using virtio drivers without kernel support / module on host?

I was trying to verify that my Win 8.1 VM running in QEMU is getting the full VirtIO benefit for the disk (raw image format) and for the network card. I read this related post and accessed the QEMU ...
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Guest has not initialized the display yet (QEMU) PPC

I am running into an issue with QEMU, I am trying to create a ppc image using the following qemu-system-ppc -hda hda.qcow2 -cdrom debian-8.5.0-powerpc-lxde-CD-1.iso -boot d The image was taken ...
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How to avoid the difference in options that were used for creation of ext4 partitions on different Linux distro?

I have some set of scripts that create qcow2 file with grub legacy (0.97) with special patch to boot from ext4 and ext4 file system for '/'. When I run those scripts on Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 the VMs ...
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Use of virtio on QEMU without KVM

I want to write a simple driver for use inside a QEMU virtual machine, which will be communicating with the host through a respective backend special virtual device. The said driver and backend ...
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qemu infinite loop on boot

I'm currently trying to set up a virtual machine emulating a ARMv7 Cortex-A8 on a x64 host running qemu. I've got a zImage which was built with the realview defconfig and a rootfs in cpio format. ...
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qemu-img convert burning CPU for nothing

I'm trying to reduce the usage of a qcow2 image. I did the following: qemu-img convert -p -f qcow2 -O qcow2 my_img.qcow2.backup my_img.qcow2 I outputs 200192 bytes and progress is stuck at 0.00%. ...
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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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Is it possible to add description to qemu VMs?

Is it possible to add description to qemu virtual machines? I mean something similar to qemu -enable-kvm -description "RHEL test-host" .... This would allow one to easily identify virtualized hosts in ...
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understand “-netdev” option in qemu

When I start qemu with -device e1000,netdev=network0 -netdev tap,id=network0,ifname=tap299,script=no,downscript=no, then am I correct that this id=network0 creates an association between vNIC and ...
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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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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 Windows-...
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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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Qemu and booting images

Complete beginner question: why do I have to pass an extra kernel binary when running e.g. a Debian image on an emulated Raspberry Pi? So far all docs state, the image files pose the equivalent of a ...
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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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Libvirt: no way to use isa bus?

I found a way to run Windows95(I'm a little nostalgic and I use old systems for testing) with qemu /usr/bin/qemu-system-i386 -L pc-bios -m 64 -hda /home/user/.local/libvirt/images/win95.img -net ...
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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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xming / startx - cannot use the GUI

I'm unsure if this is the right place to ask my question but I shoot anyway. If it is not the case, i'll close it I started a GUI with startx. I'm happy with the results. However, as you can see I ...
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Booting a raw disk image in QEMU

I have a disk image file from here; that page says I can boot this image with QEMU and the following command: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -m 4096 -ctrl-grab -no-reboot x86-64.img That gives a message: ...
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How to run a Raspiban in QEMU

How do you run a standard Raspbian image in QEMU? I'm following the instructions in this wiki, but the first step is failing. I downloaded the kernal kernel-qemu-4.1.13-jessie and the Raspbian ...
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How can I merge 2 disk images into one with 2 partitions?

I have 2 (relatively small) disk images for qemu (raw format) containing different filesystems (say fat and ext4). I want to put them into an usb stick as two different partitions so that I can plug ...
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Is it possible to access qemu monitor when VM is already running?

I have a qemu VM running in daemonized mode: qemu --enable-kvm -daemonize -m 512M -device e1000,netdev=network,mac=52:54:00:12:34:58 -netdev tap,id=network,ifname=tap301,script=no,downscript=no -...
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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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What step am I missing to get my 2.6 ARM kernel running in QEMU?

I am trying to cross-compile and boot a Linux 2.6 kernel for ARM using QEMU. I have basically followed the same instructions that are included in seemingly every single tutorial on the topic. ...
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qemu-system-arm problems adding second NIC/bridge

I am running Qemu under a host with two bridge interfaces and would simply like to bridge them to guest NICs. All of this works fine when bridging one NIC either by creating a bridge manually or using ...
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How to firewall qemu/kvm guest in host machine?

I have a qemu guest with following network topology: Internet <-> eth1.96[bridge]tap96 <-> eth0[guest] I need to allow access to guest machine only from one specific /24 network and I ...
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utility to view qemu virtualized hardware

I have one qemu VM running in my PC: # cat -A /proc/$(pgrep qemu)/cmdline | sed 's/\^@/ /g'; echo qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -no-user-config -daemonize -cpu Haswell -smp 2,cores=2 -m 4G -device ...
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qemu - linux kernel doesn't recognize the supplied disk image

I'm trying to run Linux kernel on qemu from scratch. I've started working on a minimal configured kernel (after running make allnoconfig) and trying to configure only the things needed. So I have an ...
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How to mount qcow2 image

I've read that with qemu-nbd and the network block device kernel module, I can mount a qcow2 image. I haven't seen any tutorials on mounting a qcow2 via a loop device. Is it possible? If not, why? I ...
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Trouble accessing QEMU monitor without X or VNC

I am using QEMU on Debian, I am running Windows guests, I have no X environment installed and i am not trying to use a VNC server. I am starting QEMU directly from the console and using VDL to display ...
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How do I install Remix OS in GNOME Boxes?

Remix OS is an interesting desktopification of Android. It can run off a read-write-able USB stick but it doesn’t have an installer. I can boot it up in GNOME Boxes just fine, but as I’m just running ...
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qemu: boot from cdrom

I'm trying to install xubuntu on a usb flash drive following this quide. The command I'm running is qemu-system-x86_64 -drive file=/dev/sdc,media=disk,index=0,format=raw -cdrom ./xubuntu-15.10-...
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Curses interface for text-mode Xen DomU's

QEMU implements an -options curses (previously -curses) flag for text-mode OSs. From the qemu(1) man page: Normally, QEMU uses SDL to display the VGA output. With this option, QEMU can display ...