What is KVM Virtualization?

Majority of  people would often associate KVM or the Kernel-based Virtual Machine with the more popular Linux. This is actually a correct association because the KVM is an infrastructure that was created under the influence of the Linux Kernel Virtual Machines.  The KVM works very compatibly with the native and traditional virtualization method using the technology of the Intel Virtualization and the AMD Virtual Machine. 

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine is apparently being fully implemented as the fully loadable kernel mode and eventually will most likely be implementing new and current interface which is directly integral to the kernel technology.  With the versatility and robustness that characterize the KVM technology, more and more operating systems platforms are being welcomed to work compatibly with it.  One of the more popular operating systems is the Linux where it was associated, the Solaris which is gaining wide acceptance, the more popular Windows platform, the Haiku, the AROS OS and a lot more. 

The KVM surprisingly is a virtualization method that does not use and employ emulation as part of the virtual process.  However, to compensate with it, the KWM makes utility of the technology known as the user-space method.  This method sets up the guest virtual machine address ad exposes it to a simulation of Input and Output mapping process back to its server host. 

This type of protocol that KVM is using was patterned from the only program that does that – the modified interface of QEMU—a widely accepted virtualization method that we currently have in the market. 

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