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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Virtualization with KVM

Publication Date: January 21, 2022
About This Manual
Available Documentation
Documentation Conventions
I Requirements, Limitations, and Support Status
1 KVM Installation and Requirements
1.1 Hardware Requirements
1.2 Supported Guest Operating Systems
1.3 The kvm package
1.4 Installing KVM
2 KVM Limitations
2.1 General Limitations
2.2 Hardware Limitations
2.3 Performance Limitations
3 KVM Support Status
3.1 Supported Features and Tools
3.2 Unsupported Features and Tools
4 I/O Virtualization
II Managing Virtual Machines with libvirt
5 Overview
6 Guest Installation
6.1 Guest Installation with Virtual Machine Manager
6.2 Installing from the Command Line with vm-install
6.3 Advanced Guest Installation Scenarios
7 Basic VM Guest Management
7.1 Listing VM Guests
7.2 Opening a Graphical Console
7.3 Changing a VM Guest's State: Start, Stop, Pause
7.4 Saving and Restoring VM Guests
7.5 Deleting a VM Guest
8 Connecting and Authorizing
8.1 Authentication
8.2 Configuring Remote Connections
8.3 Connecting to a VM Host Server
9 Managing Storage
9.1 Managing Storage with Virtual Machine Manager
9.2 Managing Storage with virsh
9.3 Locking Disk Files and Block Devices with virtlockd
9.4 Online Resizing of Guest Block Devices
10 Configuring Virtual Machines
10.1 Enabling Seamless and Synchronized Cursor Movement
10.2 Adding a CD/DVD-ROM Device with Virtual Machine Manager
10.3 Adding a Floppy Device with Virtual Machine Manager
10.4 Ejecting and Changing Floppy or CD/DVD-ROM Media with Virtual Machine Manager
10.5 Adding a PCI Device with Virtual Machine Manager
10.6 Adding a PCI Device with virsh
10.7 Adding SR-IOV Devices
10.8 Clock Settings
11 Administrating VM Guests
11.1 Migrating VM Guests
11.2 Monitoring
III Managing Virtual Machines with QEMU
12 QEMU Overview
13 Guest Installation
13.1 Basic Installation with qemu-kvm
13.2 Managing Disk Images with qemu-img
14 Running Virtual Machines with qemu-kvm
14.1 Basic qemu-kvm Invocation
14.2 General qemu-kvm Options
14.3 Using Devices in QEMU
14.4 Networking in QEMU
14.5 Viewing a VM Guest with VNC
14.6 VirtFS: Sharing Folders between Host and Guests
14.7 KSM: Sharing Memory Pages between Guests
15 KVM Disk Cache Modes
15.1 Disk Interface Cache Modes
15.2 Description of Cache Modes
15.3 Data Integrity Implications of Cache Modes
15.4 Performance Implications of Cache Modes
15.5 Effect of Cache Modes on Live Migration
16 Administrating Virtual Machines with QEMU Monitor
16.1 Accessing Monitor Console
16.2 Getting Information about the Guest System
16.3 Changing VNC Password
16.4 Managing Devices
16.5 Controlling Keyboard and Mouse
16.6 Changing Available Memory
16.7 Dumping Virtual Machine Memory
16.8 Managing Virtual Machine Snapshots
16.9 Suspending and Resuming Virtual Machine Execution
16.10 Live Migration
A Appendix
A.1 Installing Paravirtualized Drivers
A.2 Generating x509 Client/Server Certificates
A.3 QEMU Command Line Options
B GNU Licenses
B.1 GNU Free Documentation License

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