Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 831902
Error fix for KVM Para-virtualized Drivers part
Last modified: 2013-02-24 18:28:38 EST
Description of problem:
Chapter 10. KVM Para-virtualized Drivers
"Using KVM para-virtualized drives, the following Microsoft Windows versions are expected to run similarly to bare-metal-based systems.
Windows Server 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)"
Windows Server 2008 R2 has no 32-bit version
10.2. Installing the drivers on an installed Windows guest
"NetKVM, the network driver, affects the Network adapters group. This driver is only available if a virtio disk and a virtio NIC are configured.
viostor, the block driver, affects the Disk drives group. This driver is only available if a virtio disk and a virtio NIC are configured."
The NetKVM is used when a virtio nic is configured.
The viostor is used when a virtio disk is configured.
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(In reply to comment #0)
Can you please clarify:
> 10.2. Installing the drivers on an installed Windows guest
> The NetKVM is used when a virtio nic is configured.
> The viostor is used when a virtio disk is configured.
Is the NetKVM driver *only available* if a virtio NIC is configured?
Is the viostor *only available* if a virtio disk is configured?
Yes, the NetKVM is only used for virtio NIC, no relationship with disk, and the viostor is only used for virtio disk, no relationship with NIC.