Question

Virtio on Ubuntu?

Posted June 25, 2013 4.4k views
I've got Virtio turned on on both of my Ubuntu 13.04 droplets, but I'm not seeing any evidence it is being used. "ls /dev/[hsv]d[a-c" returns '/dev/sda' and lspci shows no devices using virtio. Is there something that needs to be done in Ubuntu to get it to use virtio instead of IDE and Realtek ethernet?

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Hi oloryn!

I actually don't see virtIO enabled on your droplets, so I've gone ahead and switched it on. To activate it, whenever you are able to power the droplets down fully ("poweroff" at the command line might do that) and then power them on from the control panel.

-Will
Strange. I'm certain that I had Enable Virtio checked when I created those droplets. But yes, after doing a poweroff and boot, both of them are now showing Virtio Ethernet and storage devices.
I'm not seeing virtio on my centos droplet, I definitely had it enabled. How can I check if it's enabled? If it's not, how do I enable it?
@Gavin: Please open up a support ticket, the support team will be able to take care of that for you.
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