[kwlug-disc] KVM

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Thu Jan 27 10:19:31 EST 2011


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 18:06, L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
> I find disk I/O is the killer of virtual machine performance. Latency in
> virtual networking is pretty abysmal as well, but I've never seriously
> taxed throughput enough to say if it is a bottleneck.

There are VirtIO drivers you can use to get paravirtualized network
and disk. It should help a bit with throughput.

http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Virtio

Red Hat also makes drivers for Windows.

http://www.linux-kvm.com/content/tip-how-setup-windows-guest-paravirtual-network-drivers

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>



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