Kernel-Based Virtual Machine

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Kernel-based Virtual Machine or the KVM is a virtual setup for the Linux kernel which converts it into a hypervisor. KVM needs a processor along with the hardware virtualization extension. KVM has also been harbored to Illumosin and FreeBSD, the system of loadable kernel modules.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine at first supported ‘x86 processors’ and has been harbored to PowerPC, S/390, and IA-64. An ARM port or the Advanced RISC Machine port was also merged in the course of the 3.9 kernel merging window.

A wide range of guest OS (operating systems) works with the KVM, as well as many flavors of BSD, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Haiku, Plan 9, ReactOS, and AROS Research Operating System. An advanced version of QEMU is also in use with Kernel-based Virtual Machine to run the Mac Operating System X.


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