If you previously used isos from alt. Only tested single processor, disabling mpbios wasn’t required but did reduce host CPU usage, as did disabling USB either via guest kernel config at boot time or via omitting -usb flag. Yes, qemu requires the disk is set to bootable, and the management should do that automatically for a new guest. UnicornClouds Home About Archive. Do the driver dance again. This repo is enabled by default.

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The Balloon driver is for Memory Ballooningbut I have never managed to install it on any of my VM’s, vioserial is apparently so you can have more than one serial port. Email Required, but never shown. Hope that helps others You will probably want to disable the annoying ‘Initial Configuration Tasks’ window from bombarding you every time kmv login.

Create ‘Security Group’ nova secgroup-create Windows “Windows Ports” Add firewall rule for the remote desktop port nova secgroup-add-rule Windows tcp vjrtio. A good tutorial page step by step instructions would be nice. But, here is what a colleague actually did: Once completed you should be prompted to changed the Administrator password.


Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Just note that there may exist different sources for the drivers.

Core assignment may be unnecessary. I’m not to worried about it here on the host level.

The following is done with the assumption that you used the RackSpace Iwndows Cloud distribution and AlamoController is the controller. Hi Dyasny, I decided to just reinstall this from the get go.

Install Windows Server on KVM/VirtIO – mafflog

Retrieved from ” https: You will first be required to create a target hard drive to install the Windows Server R2 Operating System on. Post as a guest Name. Works well so far. Just heard it this could be the reason for our problem. This changed in April Stable virtio-win iso Stable virtio-win x86 floppy Stable virtio-win amd64 floppy Latest virtio-win iso Latest virtio-win x86 floppy Latest virtio-win amd64 floppy Latest gemu-qa files Full archive Changelog.

Install Windows Server 2008 on KVM/VirtIO

Is there anything like that out there? Now I am not sure how to proceed. If not then you have done something wrong. Installed on CentOS 6.


WindowsGuestDrivers/Download Drivers – KVM

In addition, shipping pre-compiled sources is generally against Fedora policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The install examples I just found are describing how to install the drivers during Windows setup. My qemu-kvm was already patched.

Windows 2008 guest best practices

You can’t install the drivers without the devices already present. I wound up with an unbootable disk. I like the Ubuntu iso as compared to the RedHat one. Looks like this is a known bug: You can also import this vvirtio virtual machine into Glance so that it may be used for instance deployment within OpenStack.

Basically we need to make sure the hd is set to be bootable.