Linux Kernel Virtual Machine is a virtualization system (VM)

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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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Cannot create a virtual machine on Fedora: Activation of org.freedesktop.machine1 timed out

I am trying to create a new VM within Fedora using virt-manager. However, I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line ...
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qemu: How to use resolutions > 1024x768 in Windows 8(.1)?

In previous Windows versions, I was able to get higher resolutions in qemu/qemu-kvm by passing the -vga std or -vga vmware command line parameters. However, when I try the same for Windows 8 (and 8.1)...
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pulseaudio, in a KVM virtual machine (as root) and your desktop (not root) playing audio at the same time?

How do you get pulseaudio to play sound in a KVM virtual machine (running as root) and your desktop apps (not running as root) at the same time? It seems that by default, it will only play sound for ...
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Is Flash hardware acceleration assignable to a given GPU?

On a KVM Windows guest with VGA passthrough, Flash hardware acceleration is not working, e.g. it shows a green screen for youtube videos. The GPU (AMD) is working well and has the latest drivers, ...
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How to set up a VM gateway/DHCP and virtual network in CentOS KVM?

Today I have a working setup where the physical host runs W2k3. It has 2 physical NIC's. It runs Vmware server and I have a ClearOS VM installed acting as a FW/DHCP/DNS for both the host and all the ...
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How to improve graphical performance of Windows 8 on KVM?

I installed Windows 8 on KVM. But its graphical performance is less than desirable. First I tried to use SPICE protocol to solve this problem, but it doesn't support Windows 8. Next I tried to use ...
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How to set up linux watchdog daemon with Intel 6300esb

I've been searching for this on Google for sometime now and I have yet to find proper documentation on how to connect the kernel driver for my 6300esb watchdog timer to /dev/watchdog and ensure that ...
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Mouse movement in KVM is much slower than VirtualBox, any work arounds?

I'm running KVM in latest Ubuntu, mouse seems pretty slow compared to host machine, the cursor looks "heavy" to me, Anyone know what could possibly wrong ? I use a wireless mouse that connects ...
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kvm-linux with zero(thin) client

I have to run a virtualization in my office. Can I use kvm-linux virtualization with zero(thin) client? I know vmware supports zero client protocols well but does kvm support it too and I can connect ...
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KVM VM not visible/pingable from LAN

I am running a Virtual Machine on a Host that is hardwired to my LAN. The Host shows up on my local network (as do the other Hosts connected by Wifi) but the VM Guest does not. Initially this was ...
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VLANs not reaching the internet in an OVS, KVM, Linux set up

I have a Linux workstation and I have hit an issue with KVM and OVS over the last week. My goal was to have two VLANs (vlan10, vlan20) and both of them should be able to reach (a) each other and (b) ...
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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 /var/lib/libvirt/images/...
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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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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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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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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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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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KVM Arch install - no network

I often use KVM to try out various Linux distros. All I have tried so far get an automatic network, Red Hat and Debian have all connected out of the box, no problem. Makes installations very easy. ...
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nova-compute libvirt x86_64 emulator Error

I was trying to install openstackin Ubuntu12.04 server. I find that Nova-compute is not getting started and the error is the below. I followed some of the suggestions in various forums, but nothing ...
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can't connect to kvm rhel guest from fedora host over any port other than 22 (ssh)

I have a kvm guest running Red Hat Linux in a Fedora 19 host. Running a ruby app in the guest on port 3000. I can ping the guest, and ssh into it from the host, but I cannot access the app itself. ...
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VPN access kvm guests

OpenVPN is installed on my host system running kvm as virtualization and I've several guests with static/public (Bridged) and private IPs (NAT), every guest uses Samba to share some folders. how can ...
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Unknown OS hostname and product in virt-manager

I'm using libvirt on a Fedora 19 host, running various Linux guests with QEMU and KVM hypervisors. Using the virt-manager GUI, when I look at the guest Overview screen, in the Operating System ...
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KVM USB Passthrough and Zydas usb wireless adapter: device or resource busy

i'm tring to setup a kernel testing virtualmachine for a 80211 module. i start my machine with this command: kvm -m 512 -net nic -net vde -usb -usbdevice host:0ace:1215 ktesting.img i set up a ...
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Virtual Machine Got Frozen on start of installing FreeBSD, on CentOS6.3 KVM

Problem description: In the installation section, after I entered the virt-install command with proper arguments(shown below) to build the virtual hardware configuration, and connected to the vm ...
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Guest slow after being idle for awhile

I've been playing with ESXi and Linux KVM to try to find out which one best suits our needs. With both of these solutions I've run into the same situation. After a guest has been idle for some time (...
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Windows 7 Enterprise under virtualization has no networking until login

I created a Windows 7 image to run under KVM based virtualiztion, but the networking for the image will not start until I login. I'm not very familiar with Windows, but it seems as though there is ...
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Virtualized guest vs host CPU usage

I am using qemu with kvm as my hypervisor. I am running a gentoo guest on an ubuntu host. The guest is being given a single processor. When I run a compute intensive job (say empty-loop) I get almost ...
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Ubuntu KVM defaults

I have an issue with XRDP and ubuntu virt-manager, when using XRDP the VM guest does not recognize my keyboard, the fix is too change default graphics type to VNC. This is fine, but I cannot find a ...
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KVM not working on CPU supporting VT-x

I got a hp xw4400 workstation pc which is fairly old. As the pc shall not yet be retired I'd like to use it for some light virtualization using QEMU / KVM. The pc is currently running Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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KVM Network Configuration

I was wondering how I could achieve making a KVM host with CentOS 7 (64-bit latest) with the following network goals... I'm trying to put the virtual machines on a VLAN of 10.0.0.0/24, and have that ...
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How do I start virsh with NVIDIA Optimus?

As my notebook has Optimus, I cannot use GPU forwarding. Instead, I use Virgl3d with KVM and virsh. This works absolutely fine and allows me to use at least a few 3D related applications. It however ...
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Why continous I/O to c:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1

Referring to for the original question, What is the purpose of config\Software.log but my question is rather WHY the continuous writing to that file. I have 6x Windows 2008R2 SP1 VMs, and they consume ...
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virt-manager + kvm mouse movement on windows 10 guest

I installed a Windows 10 OS on a virtual machine created using virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop host. I installed the relevant guest drivers, including all virtio drivers and spice guest tools. ...
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Is it possible to launch a VM's GUI from the command line with KVM without a desktop environment on host

Just did a fresh install of Arch Linux. I will be running several VM's with KVM. Is it possible to launch the VM's GUI from the the command line without a desktop environment such as gnome?
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KVM/Virtualbox Virtualization with no physical network

I recently tried KVM as virtualization platform. I also use VirtualBox occasionally. In every instance of deploying guest OSes, I always do one of these two: 1) set up network as NAT, guest not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host cannot mount NTFS disks with VT-d enabled in bios

I've been setting up an Ubuntu server with KVM, as documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation. Once I started virt-manager and set up my 2nd video card for pass-thru, it ...
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Use both GFX cards (but one only for CUDA) simultaneously with Nvidia Optimus on KVM?

I am investigating on the possibility to run a Guest OS in KVM on an Nvidia Optimus equipped notebook. I havent really found conclusive information on the question if it is possible to use the ...
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Does KVM put a firewall on top of guests?

I have been working on a project to build an all inclusive server in my home. This is to augment my networking/vm knowledge, and save my Mother money on our cable bill. It right now consists of: ...
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KVM/QEMU Guest mounting Host Storage

I'm running CentOS 7 on a host machine and I'm wondering the best practice to automatically mount a hard drive for a KVM guest. I've made an Illustration to help describe what I'm trying to do. The ...
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Can KVM run on Freescale IMX6 SABRE board?

I'm wondering if KVM can run on Freescale IMX6 SABRE board, which has ARM Cortex A9 processor? I searched around but couldn't find any information about this. Thank you very much in advance!
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Windows guests do not recive local MACs

We are running a KVM based virtual machines. The network type is bridged network. The KVM host is Debian 7, that is run as VMWare esxi virtual machine. In other words, Debian 7 (KVM host) is run as ...
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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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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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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 (http://rabexc.org/posts/...
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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 ...