Tag Archives: KVM

Fedora 15 Virt manager bridged networking

I recently upgraded my virtual host node from Fedora 13 to Fedora 15 and alas virt-manager / NetworkManager do not yet configure a bridged network device for use with KVM guests. There have been some changes to how Fedora names … Continue reading

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How to improve resolution in KVM

Once again I found myself trying to “fix” something that has been bothering me for some time – the Resolution in KVM guests is sometimes poor, as low as 800×600. As it turns out, one can increase the resolution of … Continue reading

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Improve KVM performance

In this post I would like to share two tips I have found that greatly improve the performance of KVM guests. Both tips work with Linux guests, although only the second tip will work with windows or BSD guests. With … Continue reading

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KVM how to use encrypted images

KVM has a number of features that are not always obvious. I would like to show how to use encrypted hard drive images with KVM / QEMU . Encryption is only supported with the qcow format. This option is hinted … Continue reading

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