[virt-tools-list] Start encrypted Image with virt-manager

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Sep 9 09:38:20 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 11:33:29AM +0200, Matthias Walther wrote:
> Dear Daniel,
> thanks for your quick reply. What's the alternative? 
> I thought maybe using standard encryption within the virtual machine
> might be slow. What's the best practice?

LUKS / dm-crypt is the only viable option right now - either set it up
on your host and unlock it before starting the guest, or run it inside
your guest. If you make sure the guest is configured with a host-model
CPU, then the guest CPU will have the 'aes' flag available and performance
should be pretty decent for guest filesystem encryption.

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