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Is able to boot windows guest in Icehouse with KVM?

asked 2014-08-11 08:54:32 +0300

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I tryed to boot Win2012 and 2012R2 with Icehouse, using hypervisor is KVM. In KVM Windows setup utility works well and it has no problem. Then registering image for Glance has no problem. But in booting is not able to work it.

My environment is ESXi 5.1.0. Booting error means virtulazation support's config, but I think my config is no problem. Setup process itself is perfectly working in Virtual Machine. Then I think Icehouse with KVM environment is not working. I would like to have advice if you have been able to boot windows guest in Icehouse with KVM.

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I don't quite get it. So your ESXi is running Ubuntu VM, which has kvm and icehouse? Then you want to start 2012R2 in kvm?

chris gravatar imagechris ( 2014-08-21 21:59:35 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-09-30 19:33:21 +0300

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In order for your Windows machine to successfully boot up on KVM hypervisor, you must enable in the nova.conf file the kvm virtualization(on your compute kvm node): libvirt_type=kvm

The Windows image you use must contain the VirtIO drivers for kvm, in order to properly recognize the disk drives and the network cards. The drivers can be downloaded from

A good tutorial with code on how to create a Windows image can be found here:

I hope it helps.

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