Oracle Linux KVM



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The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) feature on Oracle Linux, the user space tools that are available for installing and managing a standalone instance of KVM, and the differences between KVM usage in this mode and usage within a managed environment provided by Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager.

The KVM feature provides a set of modules that enable you to use the Oracle Linux kernel as a hypervisor. KVM supports both x86_64 and aarch64 processor architectures and is supported on Oracle Linux systems using either RHCK or any UEK release since Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4.

KVM is an increasingly popular open source hypervisor. It’s part of the Linux kernel and distributed with Linux. There are no license costs for KVM just as there are no license costs for Linux. The only direct costs of KVM are distributor support costs unless the IT organization wants to handle support on their own. KVM has additional indirect cost savings over VMware vSphere.

KVM has several advantages including being open source, performance, scalability, hardware resources utilized, and total cost of ownership (TCO). It’s is gaining market share and becoming the standard for many cloud vendors.