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=Status=
  
 
KVM is included in the mainline linux kernel since 2.6.20 and is stable and fast for most workloads.
 
KVM is included in the mainline linux kernel since 2.6.20 and is stable and fast for most workloads.
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The userspace tools are part of mainline QEMU since 1.3.
  
 
It is also available as a patch for recent Linux kernel versions and as an external module that can be used with your favorite distro- provided kernel going back up to 2.6.16, therefore including all latest versions for Enterprise Linux Distributions.
 
It is also available as a patch for recent Linux kernel versions and as an external module that can be used with your favorite distro- provided kernel going back up to 2.6.16, therefore including all latest versions for Enterprise Linux Distributions.
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* SMP hosts
 
* SMP hosts
 
* SMP guests (as of kvm-61, max 16 cpu supported)
 
* SMP guests (as of kvm-61, max 16 cpu supported)
* Live Migration of guests from one host to another (32-bit and 64-bit)
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* Live [[Migration]] of guests from one host to another (32-bit and 64-bit)
* See the Guest Support Status page for a list of guest operating systems known to work
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* See the [[Guest Support Status]] page for a list of guest operating systems known to work
* See the Host Support Status page for information on host hardware.
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* See the [[Host Support Status]] page for information on host hardware.
* Guest swapping  
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* Guest swapping
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* [[Paravirtualized networking]]
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* [[Paravirtualized block device]]
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* [[How_to_assign_devices_with_VT-d_in_KVM|PCI-Express passthrough]]
  
 
===In progress:===
 
===In progress:===
  
* Paravirtualized networking
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* [[PowerPC|PowerPC port]]
* Paravirtualized block device
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* IA64 port
* PowerPC port -- see CategoryPowerPC
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* xenner (http://kraxel.fedorapeople.org/xenner), a project to run x86 xen guest (domU) kernels
* IA64 port -- see Category_ia64
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* [http://systems.cs.columbia.edu/projects/kvm-arm/ ARM port]
* Run x86 xen guest (domU) kernels, see http://kraxel.fedorapeople.org/xenner/  
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* [[VGA_device_assignment|VGA device assignment]]
  
See also the Features and Roadmap pages for more details.
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===Related===
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* [http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/229 FLOSS weekly KVM interview by Avi Kivity & Dor Laor]

Latest revision as of 12:20, 22 April 2013

Status

KVM is included in the mainline linux kernel since 2.6.20 and is stable and fast for most workloads.

The userspace tools are part of mainline QEMU since 1.3.

It is also available as a patch for recent Linux kernel versions and as an external module that can be used with your favorite distro- provided kernel going back up to 2.6.16, therefore including all latest versions for Enterprise Linux Distributions.

Working:

In progress:

Related