Re: Paravirtualization kvm with libvirt
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- Subject: Re: Paravirtualization kvm with libvirt
- From: Nikita A Menkovich <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 00:50:47 +0300
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My advice is to use Debian Sid with packages and kernel from experimental.
The latest packages is best one.
On 5 February 2011 00:32, T o n g <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
> | virt-manager).
> 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
> drive interface?
> 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)
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