Questions about the Kernel-based Virtual Machine, an open source virtualization infrastructure to use the Linux kernel as a hypervisor.

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Is my VM using KVM or QEMU?

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 and copying my KVM images which were created on Ubuntu 11.04 over to the new system, I notice that Virt-manager says it's using QEMU and not KVM. Also when running virsh ...
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Connect to KVM remotely

If I install KVM on an Ubuntu server and create some Windows virtual machines, I will need a GUI to go through the Windows install process. Will I need to install a GUI on the server, or is there a ...
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How to I prevent the screen from locking when I want a virtual machine to ungrab my mouse?

This happens in both KVM with virt-manager as well as VirtualBox. The key combo to ungrab the mouse from KVM is Control-Option-L on my Apple MacBook Pro keyboard. Option on Mac keyboards is mapped ...
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Virtualization of Windows on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit

Which is better and more efficient? KVM or virtual box for using windows on ubuntu 64 bit? I dont know much about KVM and I have used XP on Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit using virtual box,and it is very easy ...
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Do I need a dedicated graphic card to run some software virtualized?

Do i need a dedicated graphic card if i want to run softwares such as matlab,photoshop,etc on virtualbox in ubuntu.Does intel's integrated graphic card is enough or not? i plan to have a 8 or 6gb ram ...
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How to get faster graphics in KVM? VNC is painfully slow with Haiku OS guest, Spice won't install and SDL doesn't work

I've been coming up to speed on the Haiku operating system, an Open Source clone of BeOS 5 Pro. I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro as my development machine. Apple's BootCamp BIOS does not support more ...
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How to install and run Windows XP / Vista in KVM headless server?

I have a Headless Ubuntu 11.10 Server running with KMV installed. I was able to install and run several VMs with the vmbuilder. However, now I want to install and run several Windows (XP & Win7) ...
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What is the best storage configuration for libvirt and KVM?

I have a KVM-host with a lot of local disk for virtual machines that I administer using virtmanager. I want an easy solution for addressing disk for my virtual hosts. I also want to be able to add ...
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How to run kvm/qemu on a virtual terminal with kms enabled

I deduce from the kvm howtos that this should actually work with sdl and a framebuffer, but I can't get it going. Doing kvm -cdrom tinycore-current.iso with normal user account on a virtual terminal ...
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Install only virsh command utility to manage KVM VMs (without GUI)

I want to only install the packages that provide virsh to create and manage KVM virtual machines. What do I need to install, what do I need not install to skip the GUI elements? For the record, I ...
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how do I bring a vm created with testdrive under kvm or qemu?

After installing oneiric with testdrive, how do I bring it under aqemu or kvm?
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How to use SPICE?

I tried to use SPICE with qemu to use with a Windows XP virtual machine on Ubuntu 11.04/64 bit. I followed these instructions: http://docs.cslabs.clarkson.edu/wiki/SPICE I ended with these Problems: ...
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Best way to access a Windows-XP virtual machine

I have set up a virtual machine running windows XP (as guest) on an Ubuntu 11.04/64bit machine. The virtual host is using qemu-kvm. Accessing the virtual windows using virt-manager is possible, but ...
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How do I set up Aqemu / kvm tap device?

I'm trying to use Aqemu and I'm trying to figure out how to just have the network in the virtual machine connected to a tap device on the real machine. How do I set this up? Do I need to make the tap ...
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I already have a natty-desktop-amd64.iso downloaded and on my system. How can I tell vmbuilder to use it?

I already have a natty-desktop-amd64.iso downloaded and on my system. How can I tell vmbuilder to use it? vmbuilder seems to be using wget to download debs itself. is there a way to get it to use ...
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KVM does not recognize restart call from guest OS

I am installing Windows XP directly using KVM: kvm -m 256 -hda XP.img -cdrom XP\ DISK\ IMAGE.iso -boot d -smp 1 After formatting and initial round of copying files, it remains in the screen saying ...
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Create .img file for use with KVM

How do I create a .img file or any disk image to be used with KVM?
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How can I use vmbuilder to install the dev ubuntu release?

I'd like to try some packaging for oneric and vmbuilder seems like the easiest way to install it in kvm, but when I tell vmbuilder to install oneric it says it only knows through natty. ...
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KVM: virt-install “Unsupported sound model 'ich6'”

Is it possible to add "Intel HD Audio" to a KVM VM with "virt-install" in Ubuntu 11.04? Using "kvm" could do this so I think it is only a problem of virt-install, maybe the script needs an update. On ...
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Anyone using KVM with Spice protocol?

I have a few KVM machines running in a Ubuntu 10.04 64bits host (all Windows xp Guest). I want to give a better desktop experience for the users (now they're using remote desktop to them) and run the ...
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How to configure automatic reboot after kernel panic?

Now, it's the first time I encountered a kernel panic on a system that I can only access remotely (i.e. not physical access). The kernel panic I encountered is basically the one described here, only ...
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Bridge interfaces and KVM

I have an Ubuntu server with and a VM using KVM. The plan is that the server and the VM have a static IP address. I tried to change /etc/network/interfaces combining some of the examples available to ...
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How do I manually boot from the grub prompt after do-release-upgrade?

I read a couple of other questions on this topic and they both pointed to the Grub2 community documentation and installing grub configs from an install disk. I had some trouble with the ...
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How many Ubuntu VMs can I reasonably expect to run using KVM on a Dell R410 Xeon 5645 with 24 GB of RAM

I am working on an infrastructure refresh for the company I work for and I need to do capacity planning. My boss felt somewhat burned by VMs he purchased from a hosting company not living up to the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB stick from live CD session

I'm going by the instructions here: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? Everything is ok except I keep getting the error: open /dev/kvm: no such file or directory could not initialize kvm, will ...
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Unable to install ubuntu desktop guest using KVM

I'm unable to install ubuntu 10.10amd64 (or i386) onto a ubuntu amd64 server running KVM. However I'm able to install Ubuntu server fine into the same KVM. I'm not sure if it makes a difference but ...
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How to create LAN of Virtual machine?

I have 2 virtual machines in the same physical machine [using libvirt/KVM]. How can I create a lan with these 2 machines? Host and the guests are running ubuntu.
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How do I simulate a network?

I want to simulate the following network with 2 laptops connected over internet. How can I do it? How can I set up the intefaces? [I'm using KVM if it matters]. Any help appreciated.
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KVM with Windows XP

I want to configure KVM with a Windows XP install, can anyone please guide me? The only virtualization solutions I've ever used are VirtualBox on Ubuntu and Windows 7, and VMware on Windows 7. ...
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Can't get bonding and bridging to work for KVM [closed]

I can't for the life of me get bonding and bridging to work for the KVM setup I'm building. I'm using a fresh install (not an upgrade) of Ubuntu Server 10.10. I have 4 NICs on the same subnet (two ...
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TestDrive equivalent for Ubuntu Server

Every now and then I'd like to play with a fresh minimal install of Ubuntu (to test sysadminish scripts, application install instructions, package dependency lists etc.). I'd like to have a tool as ...
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Can I use KVM on a “real” Windows install?

I need to get a password from my Chrome install on my Windows 7 partition. The Windows version of Chrome, however, uses Windows' own crypto API to protect this data (I doubt Wine has a compatible ...
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How do I use “virsh shutdown” on KVM domains to shut down Ubuntu guests?

I am using various KVM domains on a Ubuntu server. Both the host and guests run 10.04.1, 2.6.32-24 kernel, virsh reports version 0.7.5, KVM 0.12.3. The guests boot automatically when the host boots ...
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Are there any packages in Ubuntu that allow routing on application layer level?

I would like to route packages received by a VM host to different VM guest, on basis of application layer, in particular domains given in urls. It is impossible to route on network layer level, since ...
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What reason could prevent console output from “virsh -c qemu:///system console guest1”?

I'm running KVM on a Ubuntu 10.04 host. The guest OS is also Ubuntu 10.04 . I am attempting to connect to the guest using the 'console' command. It appears I can establish a connection, but I get no ...