How to list qemu device options using command line in KVM environment..

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Any way, its a very common query on qemu/kvm and most of the people dont know .. It is really useful to know which options are available with some of the devices and qemu-kvm binary…

Here is an example on the same: You have to replace your qemu binary path accordingly

First of all if you want to list the devices available for the qemu binary, please list it using :

If you want to list specific options of a particular device, view it by invoking in similar way as below.. Here I used “virtio-net-pci” as an example..

The same way you can list available CPUs and Machine types

-M ?
-cpu ?

For ex:

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