Linux Kernel Virtual Machine is a virtualization system (VM)

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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...