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[ubuntu] Howto start KVM virtual machine with encrypted disk

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http://ubuntuforums.org – How do you start a KVM virtual machine using either virsh or virt-manager on a remote server once you have encrypted the disk for this guest machine ? I.E where can you type in the password ? I encrypted the qcow2 disk using the command.... qemu-img convert -o encryption -O qcow2 disk.qcow2 disk-encrypted.qcow2 Then edited the virtual machine to change the disk used to be the encrypted version. Now I'm unsure how to get the 'console' up where I should type 'cont' and give the password. The following article talks about the qemu monitor - but I'm unsure how to set this up / get t (Hardware)