Does the Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM Hypervisor support the VirtIO Random Number Generator?

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Issue

  • Does the Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM Hypervisor support the VirtIO Random Number Generator?
  • I am having problems with low availablity of entropy in a virtual machine, is it possible to use the VirtIO Random Number Generator (virtio-rng) feature for my virtual machine?
  • /dev/random starves inside VM

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 and later minor and major versions
  • KVM virtualization (including RHEV and OpenStack)

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