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Jan 15, 2010

Extensions to KVM to support VM migration without shared storage

All RESERVOIR infrastructures are characterized by the exploiting of virtualization capabilities through the use of hypervisors such as Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). KVM is an open source software which is part of the RESERVOIR Virtual Environment (VE) host layer, part of release 0.12.0-rc2.

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KVM is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.

Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux, as of 2.6.20.

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