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20.11. Injecting Non-maskable Interrupts

The virsh inject-nmi domain injects a non-maskable interrupt (NMI) message to the guest virtual machine. This is used when response time is critical, such as during non-recoverable hardware errors. In addition, virsh inject-nmi is useful for triggering a crashdump in Windows guests.

Example 20.20. How to inject an NMI to the guest virtual machine

The following example sends an NMI to the guest1 virtual machine:
# virsh inject-nmi guest1