kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a free, open source virtualization architecture for Linux distributions.

KVM virtualization, which is supported by Red Hat Inc. and Canonical Ltd., uses a type-two hypervisor that resides within the Linux kernel. KVM virtualization is often compared with Xen,  the open source hypervisor for Oracle VM, Citrix Systems Inc.'s XenServer and other platforms. 

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This was last updated in March 2013

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