Paravirtualization kvm with libvirt
I have some questions regarding
ie., paravirtualization kvm with libvirt
Followings are quotes and my questions,
| We assume that you have installed the virtio-compatible guest
| under KVM using libvirt (ie. using something like virt-install or
What's the default libvirt package for Debian?
| Note, this step (changing Disk (block) device driver ) is only
| needed in order to transition a guest from IDE or SCSI to
| virtio. If you initially install the guest using a virtio disk, or
| if you update the kernel package while booted from a virtio disk,
| then this step is not needed.
I had always been starting my kvm using command line:
kvm -m 1024 -hda hda . . .
I.e., the HD device had already been created, and I never need to
specify any driver before. What should I do to use the virtio
Moreover, is the paravirtualization only involves network and
disk drivers? How about mouse? I.e., the copy/paste from/to
host feature, is it possible now?
All in all, is there nice step-by-step how-to for paravirtualization
Linux guest with libvirt for Debian?
Tong (remove underscore(s) to reply)