Linux Kernel Virtual Machine is a virtualization system (VM)

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Implementing PCI-Passthrough with Linux-KVM on Debian

I am attempting to use PCI-Passthrough to attach an old video card (Radeon 4770) to a virtual machine. I am using Linux-KVM to run my virtual machines on a Debian Linux (Wheezy, 3.2.0-4-amd64) host. ...
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How can I write a Windows (NTFS) .img file to a partition and add it to grub?

I'm trying some crazy stuff here. First, I had a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP installed, using .vdi format. Then I exported the image to a OVA, extracted the .vmdk and converted it to a raw .img ...
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How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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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 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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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virtual machines on Secure Boot

I have Fedora 20 installed with Secure Boot. I've been trying to make a virtual machine using OracleVM VirtualBox and VMware Workstation, but none of them work (vmmon couldn't be started). After ...
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How do I migrate an virtual machine using LVM to KVM?

I have a virtual machine running CentOS on VirtualBox with a drive that uses LVM for partitioning / volume management. I need to migrate the vm to a linux-kvm host machine. Here's the steps I've ...
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Virtual machine - Sleep seems too long

I run a loop that does nothing except sleep for 1 ms and count the number of time it loops. In a KVM virtual machine, I get 500 loops per second, where I expect to have 1,000 loops. That happens with ...
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CentOS bridged adapter

I am looking for a way to have a bridged adapter that can also forward ports to different IPs for my virtual machines. For example: 192.168.1.101:3391 192.168.1.102:3392 192.168.1.103:3393 Does ...
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Create new VM based on existing .vhd with command line

I created an Ubuntu Server .vhd with Virtualbox and would like to boot it on another Ubuntu Server instance using kvm. How can I boot the .vhd and have it used bridged networking?
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Define new VM with virsh create (error: Failed to create domain from)?

On debian 7.3 I install KVM for virtualization. I have a VM on an other machine and try to clone it by virt-clone on LVM disk and then dd that disk to a file for moving to this machine. In target ...
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Improve the screen resolution in a virtual machine

I installed Windows Server 2012 Trial in virt-manager/qemu-kvm. When I look at the display settings, the screen resolution is limited to 1024x768 and there is only one Generic Non-Pnp Monitor in the ...
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Adding a disk fails - how to troubleshoot?

I'm utilizing the KVM API by POST-ing the following payload <disk> <name>bond-104_Disk0</name> <storage_domains> <storage_domain> ...
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Qemu and KVM error in my system

Whenever I execute virsh version or qemu version I got this error qemu: symbol lookup error: qemu: undefined symbol: rbd_aio_discard I am unable to create the virtual machine in virtual machine ...
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Finding Storage pool/volume path using virsh

I have a few questions about storage pools and volumes in KVM. Is there a way to get storage volumes' paths via virsh? How do I associate a storage pool to the path it is located in? virsh ...
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KVM images not reading from custom location

In CentOS linux server I have a disk scenario as , A LV with vg0 in it and in that I have created a directory with intention as KVM have to read the images from this location. I have set KVM to read ...
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live migration and sdn: virtualbox or kvm?

I need to choose between these two virtualization technologies for my project. Central is the live migration and the integration with open vswitch. I also need good java apis to command migrations as ...
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Why is my cloned kvm VM smaller than my original vm?

The order of each VMs life was: f20-openstack.img f20-openstack-clone.img f20-openstack-preinst.img f20-openstack-postinst.img -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 878M Mar 5 13:45 ...
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How to install KVM and VMWare side by side on Fedora 20 x86_64?

I use Fedora 20 x86_64, and I have KVM installed. However, for a course assignment, I have to install VMWare (to be exact, VMWare Workstation 10). Yes, I have to use VMWare. However, (as expected ...
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Thin provisioning disk space in KVM

I have a couple of KVM nodes with 4xSATA drives in RAID10, which I am using as a VPS node. I have a LVM set up, and I am using SolusVM for the nodes. There's already 30 VPSes each on the nodes, so I ...
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No connectivity in virtual machine (kvm)

I have installed virtual machine using kvm. But i cant access network . My ifconfig shows the following [root@server recorder]# ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr E0:CB:4E:DD:88:CF ...
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VPN across three VPS's

I have three servers running on virtual machines. The gateway is 192.168.0.1, and the hosts are the numbers 2,3 and 4. The first host is serving a PHP script which outputs the visitor IP ...
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Virtual machines using wrong IP addresses

I have a host computer (A), running three virtual machines: X,Y and Z. They're under a NAT layer, in which the Host A is the gateway (192.168.0.1/16), and the VM's are respectively 192.168.0.2 (X), ...
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Why gnome-terminal does not show prompt in vnc running on a guest in kvm?

I use KVM to host vm (ubuntu). Then I started vnc4server on the vm. The content of ~/.vnc/xstartup is shown below. gnome-terminal in vnc does not show the prompt and doesn't accept any keyboard ...
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How to access CD-ROM inside kvm guest machine?

I am using KVM in Scientific Linux 6.4 Inside that KVM again I installed Scientific Linux 6.4 as a guest. Now I want to access CD-ROM from that guest machine. In the command prompt it not showing any ...
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Scheme to “right click”-configure and start a new server on a KVM host

What I have: A KVM host where I host several (primarily) Linux servers with various duties. (I am aiming for a scenario where each box have its dedicated job/function, not chucking every logical ...
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Linux as l2tpv3 client

I'm looking for a way to get either my Ubuntu box or a KVM instance to act as an l2tpv3 client to the l2tpv3 server. It has to be l2tpv3 without IPsec. The Ubuntu version is 12.04.3 LTS. Any pointers ...
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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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Best practice for configuring hard drives in a virtualized environment

I want to play around with some distributed processing software. I intend to use KVM on an Ubuntu box to create 4 virtual machines and run CentOS on them. Ubuntu is installed on a 250 GB SATA drive. ...
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Is there a GUI tool or API for remote KVM management for headless machines

I like virt-manager but I have alot of headless hypervisor. I'm curious if there is a GUI tool that is libvirt based that will allow me to connect to the hypervisors and pullup/monitor/manage VM ...
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Create a persistent qemu+ssh connection

I am trying to make a script that will list the VMs on my four host servers, and dump the xml for guest domains that are running. I am running the script on one host server, and using qemu+ssh to ...
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Add usb device to inactive domain

I have a USB device which I want to pass on to a VM using KVM and libvirt. If the guest is running, I just create a file containing the XML-definition of the device: <hostdev mode='subsystem' ...
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Nested kvm virtualization not working

I am trying to run a Ubuntu VM on Fedora 18 host. Now, my processor supports VT, so I have kvm installed and it's working. I launched the machine (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and installed kvm inside it. But ...
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High performance desktop virtulization / multithreading on the guest with linux 64 bit host

For over 3 years I have been trying to get similar guest performance in 64 bit windows as I have on my i7 870 at work in the tasks I do at work. My requirements are pretty taxing. I need fast CPU, ...
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Networked Parallel Port in Linux / KVM / QEMU

What I want to use is the "-parallel" tcp or udp option from KVM / QEMU, but I don't seem to find any server for this client. I don't serve a printer but a hardware dongle. I checked ser2net, which ...
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base image issue with kvm(libvirt)

I have created VM using the virt-manager. I just imported an existing vm disk(.img) and started the virtual machine. After the VM is up,I deleted the source file of the vm by deleting the source ...