yes we are talking about same host here.

You could've just used -cpu host-model-only
>> I dont want to host model ( it is working with host model) .

AS KVM seems to allow support Haswell with native commands . Does this mean in my case KVM is allowing software emulated cpu model. 

Can libvirt allow  software-emulated for non host model ?  if yes how .


On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Martin Kletzander <mkletzan@redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:08:12AM +0530, akhilesh rawat wrote:
Hello ,

It was working good working with kvm management tools using libvirt .
virsh/virt-manager .

But then i got annoyed when management tool did not allow me to change the
CPU model while creating new virtual machine .

Are we talking about the same host?

root@kvm-server qemu]# virt-install --virt-type kvm --name compute-2 --cpu
Haswell-noTSX --ram=61440 --vcpus=20 --os-type=linux --os-variant=generic
--pxe --network bridge=virbr0,model=e1000 --network
bridge=virbr0,model=e1000 --network bridge=virbr0,model=virtio --network
bridge=virbr0,model=virtio --graphics vnc,port=5906 --noautoconsole

Starting install...
ERROR    unsupported configuration: guest and host CPU are not compatible:
Host CPU does not provide required features: invpcid, erms, bmi2, smep,
avx2, bmi1, fsgsbase, movbe, fma
Domain installation does not appear to have been successful.

I could not resolve this error .

You could've just used -cpu host-model-only.

Finally i came across the post which say that libvirt cross verifies  flags
under CPU model present in
/usr/share/libvirt/cpu_map.xml and cat /proc/cpuinfo .

An yes the flag complained were not present in host proc/cpuinfo.

Question 1: Is it really needed for Libvirt to do this check .

It is, otherwise users might not get what they asked for.  Or it might
be software-emulated.

AS KVM seems to allow support Haswell with native commands . Why libvirt is
doing this check then ?

As i was not sure where the problem lies and i was using libvirt 2.0.0
version i upgraded to 2.5.0 by compiling form source .
But then i faces issue using virsh/virt-manager as seem it was not
compatilble with upgarded version of libvirt.

Now my system is little messed  around libvirt . I did reinstall/reboot
Quite many things not working .

Question 2 : How can i restore original Libvirt 2.0.0 .

Depends on your distro.  You can just uninstall and install the older
version if your package managed doesn't support downgrading.  But try to
keep on the newer one and fix your workflow.

br aki

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