The concept of virtualization has been around for a while now and has proved quite resourceful and cost-effective technologies. Operation teams and desktop users alike can spin up multiple virtual machines and run a wide selection of operating systems without the need of installing each on a separate physical server. Virtual machines are created using a hypervisor. Two commonly used Hypervisors are VirtualBox and KVM, both of which are free and opensource.
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is an open-source and de facto standard virtualization platform that is closely integrated into Linux. It is a run-time kernel module that spins Linux into a type-1 (bare-metal) hypervisor that makes a virtual operating platform, which is used to create and run virtual machines (Vms) in KVM.
Under KVM, each Virtual Machine is a process that is planned and controlled by the kernel and has individual virtualized hardware (i.e CPU, network interface, disk, etc.). It also supports nested virtualization, which enables users to run a VM inside another Virtual Machine.
Some of its key features include support for a wide range of Linux-supported hardware platforms (x86 hardware with virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V)), it provides enhanced VM security and isolation using both SELinux and secure virtualization (sVirt), it inherits kernel memory management features, and it supports both offline and real-time migration (migration of a running VM between physical hosts).
What’s inside this eBook?
This book contains 7 chapters with a total of 60 pages that provide a deep dive into deploying KVM virtual machines using qemu, libvirt, and cockpit web console to create, manage and run KVM virtual machines in production environments.
- Chapter 1: How to Install KVM on CentOS/RHEL 8
- Chapter 2: How to Install KVM on Ubuntu 20.04
- Chapter 3: Managing KVM Virtual Machines with Cockpit Web Console
- Chapter 4: How to Create Virtual Machines in KVM Using Virt-Manager
- Chapter 5: How to Manage Virtual Machines in KVM Using Virt-Manager
- Chapter 6: How to Create a KVM Virtual Machine Template
- Chapter 7: How to Use Virtualbox VMs on KVM In Linux
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