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Mastering CentOS 7 Linux Server by Bhaskarjyoti Roy, Mohamed Alibi

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Setting up KVM for full virtualization on CentOS 7

KVM can only support hardware-assisted full virtualization. And there is still work going on in supporting paravirtualization. KVM is a kernel module that only works with the default Linux kernel (we should not install it on the Xen one). KVM creates virtual machines using a personalized version of Qemu for KVM called Qemu-kvm.

KVM has many useful features and advantages supported by its hypervisor:

  • Thin provisioning: This is the capacity to allocate flexible storage and manage the available space for the virtual machines
  • Overcommitting: This is the capacity ...

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