[virt-tools-list] Install KVM Virtual machine with virt-install on a LVM partition

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 09:54:54 UTC 2012

Le 26. 04. 12 11:33, Richard W.M. Jones a écrit :
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:08:45AM +0200, Arno Gaboury wrote:
>> extra="bus=virtio"
> What does this do?
> Rich.

According to the wiki libvirt (http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Virtio):

Virtio is a Linux standard for network and disk device drivers where 
just the guest's device driver "knows" it is running in a virtual 
environment, and cooperates with the hypervisor. This enables guests to 
get high performance network and disk operations, and gives most of the 
performance benefits of paravirtualization.

and KVM official website (http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Virtio)

QEMU defaults to user-mode networking (slirp), which is available 
without prior setup and without administrative privileges on the host. 
It is also unfortunately very slow. To get high performance networking, 
switch to a bridged setup via the -net tap command line switches.

  qemu -net nic,model=virtio,mac=... -net tap,ifname=...
QEMU also defaults to the RTL8139 network interface card (NIC) model. 
Again this card is compatible with most guests, but does not offer the 
best performance. If your guest supports it, switch to the virtio model:

  qemu -net nic,model=virtio,mac=... -net tap,ifname=...

 From Debain wiki 

virt-install -d --name=lin01-quake --ram 512 --disk 

They add this argument in the command.

Do you think it is an error? I don't fully undertsnad everything, so 
maybe this is not a good idea. But I see that when you use GUI wirt 
manager, under settings>VirtI0 Disk1>advanced option, you can choose for 
disk bus Virtio, USB,SCSI, IDE.

I thought it was so a good idea.

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