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Communication with Windows Guest OS run in Qemu

Using a headless Ubuntu 14.04 server, I'm running a Windows 7 guest in Qemu to which I am passing through the GPU (for performance). I am writing an application for which part will be running in Linux,...
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How to change the disk interface type for my Windows 8.1 guest on KVM

I recently setup a Windows 8.1 VM with KVM and virt-manager. I initially set the disk interface to be IDE, but I'd like to change it to virtio. However, if I just change the interface in the ...
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Why is virtualbox networking using virtio slow (bridged and host-only, Debian)

I'm currently installing a VirtualBox Server using Debian for Host and Client. I experience some trouble regarding network performance and CPU load especially using host-only networks and I've no idea ...
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vhost_net and virtio on KVM

I have read that “vhost_net” offers better performance against “virtio” based on https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCkQFjAA&...
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libvirt/9p/kvm mount in fstab fails to mount at boot time

I am trying to mount a shared folder using qemu-kvm/9p and it fails to work if I add it to the fstab file. I get an error at boot that the device cannot be mounted, yet after start if I run "mount -a" ...
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Installing VirtIO drivers in Windows Server 2008

We are running a Windows Server 2008 system as a "guest" on a Linux-KVM virtual server (SLES11, with VirtIO support). We have trouble with the system performance and this is possibly due to not using ...
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VirtualBox Virtio install fails for windows 7 SP1

I have a clean install of a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 guest installation under VirtualBox 4.1.8 (lastest as of this week) (and running on OS X Lion host). I am trying to install Oracle's paravirtual ...
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VirtIO Driver Not Found When Installing Windows 2008 R2

I have been over nearly every guide to installing Windows 2008 R2 in KVM, and have read all that I can about the virtio driver disk, but I continue to get the same result: As you can see, the ...