KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 12 2010

KVM, libvirt and QEMU virtualization

Meeting Date

Note that April 5 is Easter Monday, so this meeting will be on April 12.

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Virtualization systems allows your computer to run more than one operating system at the same time. KVM is a Hypervisor -- the main part of a virtualization system -- included in the Linux Kernel. Chris Irwin will show us what virtualization is, as well as how and why to use KVM, QEMU, and libvirt on Linux.

This presentation is suitable for those new to virtualization and curious about it as well as those with moderate virtualization experience.

Update: Here are a tarball of the presentation slides.

Presentation topics covered ...

  • What is Virtualization?
  • What is QEMU?
  • What is KVM?
  • What is libvirt?
  • Do I need anything else?
  • How do I run all this?
  • What can I do with it?
  • How Does this compare with other solutions (e.g. VMWare, VirutalBox, and Xen).

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