Linux Kernel Virtual Machine is a virtualization system (VM)

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KVM virtual Win 7 instance not genuine

Running kvm, qemu, libvirt... and have six virtual machines, five Linux, one Win 7. All the Linux instances are running perfectly as is the win 7 instance, but... After installing the Win 7 machine we ...
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making copy of one server to another

I have three identical hardware machine. I want to install and configure centos server on all machine. I need to have exactly same configuration. After some research,I know there is a way of making ...
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File server VM on a btrfs host

I want to build a file server/NAS while using btrfs to protect the data (from bitrot), but I'd like to use my existing KVM/QEMU server (debian with btrfs raid1) and create a VM for this purpose. If I ...
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Missing AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED capabilities?

I've got a machine with a Core-i5 5200U. Its a 5th generation processor, so it has AESNI, RDRAND and RDSEED. Its the reason I bought the machine. The machine is running Ubuntu Server 14.04.03. Ubuntu ...
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Unable to configure KVM (Qemu or Libvirt) on openSUSE Leap 42.1?

I simply want to run multiple VM (not at the same time). I want them to be stored in another partition (mounted here /run/media/shark/VM) and not in the default storage pool ...
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Need qemu to run headless on host, but still forward graphical output via x11

I have a headless host with qemu installed. I can ssh into the host, and forward x11 so I can view graphical output. However, when I try to run qemu, I get the following error: Could not initialize ...
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Handling /etc/fstab when upgrading linode from Xen to KVM?

I have a linode that is currently on one of Linode's Xen servers. I see that I am eligible to upgrade to a KVM linode. One thing that concerns me is that Linode's upgrade guide says block devices ...
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Problems with my LVM partition, showing wrong size and brings I/O errors on vgscan?

I have a volume group with 3 logical volumes. 1. lv is used for a virtual webserver, 2. is a old backup of lv 1 and the 3. is a storage volume. Now my first lv throws i/o errors and is no longer ...
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Network Settings on VirtualBox clone (From KVM VPS)

I've recently copied my Debian KVM VPS to my local computer via the dd command. I've converted it into a .vdi and am now running it in VirtualBox. I'm having difficulty configuring the machine for the ...
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How to create a secure KVM/QEMU (libvirt) smb/cifs share host to client?

I run a Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 LTS as host machine and the same os version as virtual client (minimal virtual kernel) with KVM on the same machine. I run two physical Ethernet cards on the physical ...
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Passing a USB host controller into a virtual machine?

I was wondering if I have this right. So after seeing this video on YouTube I was inspired to do something similar. But with some minor changes. Mainly to the way the USB functions. If I pass a USB ...
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KVM (libvirt) share p9 drive and Apache/Owncloud can not write to file

I use KVM as visualisation system to run a virtual Ubuntu server within a Ubuntu server. No I have one host directory shared on the client machine using the p2 driver of KVM ...
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KVM mounting a directory with p9 driver and right permissions

I run virtual machines with KVM (libvirt) in Ubuntu. So there you can mount a local filesystem of your host machine using p9 drivers (http://wiki.qemu.org/Documentation/9psetup) Now I only found ...
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QEMU/KVM can't set qxl video ram size

I'm trying to enlarge video memory size of qxl-vga device. Guest os (windows 7) shows only 16mb of video memory available. I've installed windows guest tools. When I'm trying to set more video memory ...
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How to put a KVM/libvirt guest in dmz?

I have my network based on a router running ipFire. A host server on debian wheezy is running libvirt/KVM to host several guests. Those are connected to the private network (192.168.2.0 "green") via ...
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Centos 7 KVM cifs mount issues

I am having a issue with Centos changing my KVM images folder from the default to a Cifs Shared folder. Any time I try it, it returns a error like so: [root@localhost Centos_Atomic]# systemctl status ...
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Installing VMs in CentOS 7 host from ISO?

I'm trying to install a CentOS 7 guest in a CentOS 7 host, using text only. I'm using simillar commands as: virt-install --name centos7 --ram 1024 --disk path=/var/kvm/images/centos7.img,size=25 ...
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Linux windowed GPU passthrough

I've read that GPU passthrough on linux (ubuntu/mint) is possible with the correct types of hardware. I'm looking for a specific use case of passthrough and I'm wondering whether technology has ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 KVM VM Windows 7 Update

I am beginning my journey with Linux and Ubuntu. I've created a Windows 7 VM including the latest virtio-win driver installed for NIC (configured NAT), storage, and balloon. My Windows 7 VM can get ...
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Configure FirewallD to allow bridged virtual machine network access

I have a Windows guest running on a virt-manager QEMU/KVM virtual machine. My primary NIC eno1 is in a bridge br1 which is configured with my host IP address configuration. This VM is connected to ...
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Installing Windows 10 via VM, “can't find drivers” error

I'm trying to install Windows 10 to a hard drive via a virtual machine (KVM) and I'm having a problem with it complaining about not being able to find drivers (despite the fact that they're part of ...
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how can you install a KVM guest os in nographic mode

I need to install a KVM guest OS but without the use of a GUI. What I found so far: create a disk image for the guest qemu-img create -f qcow2 vdisk.img 10G install the guest OS ...
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kvm crash when running with default clock option

I am running kvm on an embedded linux platform. The OS running is a custom built Linux using kernel 3.18.21; packages are being pulled in as needed. The architecture is intel x86 64bit. When I run ...
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linux KVM Virtualization: USB cameras and nvidia graphics cards with dual display

I wonder if is possible to create with KVM guest machines (Windows and Linux) they can use 2 monitors (in desktop extension), USB cameras and graphics cards like Nvidia
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Why KVM is called Kernel-based Virtual Machine?

I want to know how KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine. Is there any reason behind? Is it due to "OS" work on kernel position i mean ring 0 or Level 0? Is my assumption is correct or not? If ...
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guestfs-xxxxxx VMs appearing in LibVirt (virt-manager)

I have a KVM+LibVirt based hypervisor running on Fedora 22. I use virt-manager for managing the VMs over SSH. For some reason I see "guestfs-00kxipwaewnkoq92" VMs appearing and disappearing at ...
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Linux - redirect SSH on a port to another machine on local network

I have a KVM guest machine on a virtual network. It has an IP address like 192.168.122.65. The host machine is connected to the public internet. If I open a terminal on the host machine, I can SSH ...
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KVM - let the guest listen on a port

I've set up a KVM virtual machine via a VNC connection. It has a "virtual" (?) IP address like 192.168.122.65. This VM runs an SSH server, and obviously, I'd like to be able to log in to it via SSH ...
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Installing KVM virtual machine hangs at “connecting to graphical console for guest”

I am using KVM to install a virtual machine on RHEL 7.0, but the installing hangs, and displays "connecting to graphical console for guest": The terminal log is like this: [167804.496139] ...
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Does qemu/KVM allow sound through Spice?

I'm setting up a Windows 7 virtual machine to try and eliminate my physical partition. I have it installed and working with Spice and the drivers from the fedora site: ...
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KVM: iphone passthrough to windows guest

I use KVM on a ubuntu 15.04 guest and a windows 7 and windows 10 guests. I connect my iPhone to my PC and want to redirect it (using virt-manager) to the guest. I always get the error. ...
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How to configure macvtap to let it pass multicast packet correctly?

I'm trying to create VMs which can see each other and host. They are hosted with qemu/kvm and managed via libvirt. The network adapter of VMs is created with macvtap(VEPA mode) for performance. After ...
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KVM inserts CD ROM at reboot even if kickstart has “reboot --eject”

When installing a VM on KVM host with a kcikstart profile that specifies "reboot --eject" option, on one specific host in our lab, the CD is re-mounted and the installation starts again. For another ...
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How do I replace the dump of my USB recovery media with a more simple EFI partition in this situation?

The situation is as follows: this is a new Dell Precision M3800; it comes with a Windows 8.1 pro version and a USB recovery medium; the machine uses UEFI; I immediately scratched Windows and ...
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What is the page replacement policy in KVM?

I found this picture explaining how Disk I/O is done in KVM. A the image is on http://i.stack.imgur.com/ijd8m.png So, does it use shadow page table or makes two copies of the page when a page ...
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How to configure Portforwarding on KVM Hypervisor?

I have a Debian install 3.2.68 with KVM/qemu/libvirt as hypervisor. In "/etc/network/interfaces" I only see eth0 with my static ip, but if I enter "ifconfig" I see also an "virbr0" interface with the ...
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Unable to resume KVM guest after rebooting host

I'm running KVM on Linux Mint 17.1, kernel 3.16.0-31-generic. The only guest is a Windows 8.1 VM. I've noticed that if I reboot the host while the guest is running, I'm unable to resume the guest ...
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virt-install Centos 6.6 - No option 'boot.iso' in section 'images-x6_64'

I'm having trouble using kickstart to set up a VM in kickstart for the first time. I've copied the files off a mounted Centos 6.6 minimal iso to a local ftp server: ftp: //198.162.1.161/pub/inst/ My ...
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Guest DHCP server

I have a host (CentOS 7 with kvm/libvirt). There are 2 network interfaces on this host. eth0 and eth1. eth1 has no IP address but instead has subinterfaces for each VLAN it is connected to. An example ...
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Does my CPU support hardware virtualization?

I have an ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine installed with virtual box, and I've also installed KVM on it, from a MacBook pro with an intel i5 processor. I'm trying to instantiate a virtual machine on my ...
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Can we use Ceph or Gluster FS to avoid IO bottleneck to start many VMs?

AIM: I want to start 50s of VM on s single server or on a set of PCs. Scenerio: I tried to boot 15 VM on a single server with enough computing power(processor) and RAM but disk is a bottleneck in ...
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Use libvirt to configure KVM guest with user defined tap device

As far as I know, if we set up kvm guest OS with libvirt, it will automatically create bridge device virbr0, and tap device vnet0 which represents VM guest nic (and of course vnet0 is attached to ...
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Can KVM run on top of host OS?

I was interested in experimenting with Xen until I discovered that it has to be installed bare metal. Hence, if I have a Linux machine and want to use it to run a Xen hypervisor, I have to install the ...
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CentOS 7 how to set guest port to jumbo packet automatically

I'm running libvirt on CentOS7. I have an internal virtual bridge setup. Only the guest virtual ports are members of the virtual bridge, and no physical ports are members of the virtual bridge. By ...
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kvm-qemu debian 7 pci passthrough Digium Wildcard TDM410 AMD M5A97

I am attempting to run a Digium TDM410 PCI card in a Debian 7 KVM Virtual machine. So I can have it connect to my analog phone lines 4 FXO and answer calls through my Asterisk PBX phone system I am ...
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touchscreen passthrough for windows 8.1 qemu slave

I have a windows 8.1 vm running via kvm/qemu on an ubuntu 14.04 touchscreen laptop host. I can pass use my touchscreen as a regular mouse pointer if i pass through -usb -usbdevice tablet in the qemu ...
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vga-passthrough with kvm/qemu on optimus-capable laptop

i have an asus n550jv laptop with the following output from lspci -nn | grep "VGA|3D": 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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How can I have different ip address on qemu vm with wireless host machine?

Because wireless doesn't support network bridge, I can't use bridged networking like virtualbox do. I'm running on arch linux with NetworkManager managing connection. Almost every possible way that I ...
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Linux (Mint 17.1) Video card's (R9 270x) sound is claimed by pci stub but the GPU isn't

So I'm trying to setup a gaming VM with on Linux Mint via KVM and VFIO. I've added the ID's of both the sound and the actual GPU but only the sound is getting claimed by stub. When I run dmesg | grep ...
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Mount or extract data from LVM partiiton inside of a RAW IMG File?

I have a raw disk .img file (running file indicates that it is a "DOS/MBR boot sector" file). Running mmls produces the following output: DOS Partition Table Offset Sector: 0 Units are in 512-byte ...