Kernel-based virtualization with KVM



KVM brings the kernel into the virualization game. We’ll explain why the Linux world is so interested in this promising virtualization alternative.

In December 2006, Linus Torvalds announced that new versions of the Linux kernel would include the virtualization tool known as KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine Monitor). KVM appeared on the scene relatively recently, and its sudden rise to prominence
speaks to the power of the kernel-based virtualization model. Kernel-based virtualization offers several potential advantages, including better performance and more uniform support for the complete Linux environment. This article shows how KVM works and helps you get started with setting up your