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Thread: QEMU & KVM Need some input

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    Re: QEMU & KVM Need some input

    Quote Originally Posted by red_team316 View Post
    I knew kvm wasn't but I thought kqemu was(learned something). Anyways, forget kqemu like bohdi said. It does nothing for you but kvm is wicked fast. I started using it now instead of Virtualbox as virtualbox can't support 64-bit ISOs.
    I suppose KVM is it, but I think VB supports 64bit now though. I'd still prefer to use something native to the kernel. So i think i'll learn KVM.

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    Re: QEMU & KVM Need some input

    IMO, kvm is easier to run on the command line.

    There is a GUI for it, virt-manager. I am sure virt-manager will improve, but it does not have all the options.

    I wrote a brief how-to on KVM at the top of these forums. To be honest, it is not difficult to run KVM from the command line.

    If you are looking for virtualization with a nice gui, I suggest VMWare (I think VMWare will automate a little more then VBox).

    As an alternate, take a look at VirtualBox.
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    Re: QEMU & KVM Need some input

    I was using virtualbox, but with VB i can't do anything else on the machine. With QEMU i still have resources to use.
    Apparently it was as easy as changing the X86 path to KVM in Qemulator, since i have the machine open right now and everything is working. Although it is slow.

    So KVM for the absolute fastest ? If so then that's what i'll use.

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    Re: QEMU & KVM Need some input

    IMO, if you have the hardware, KVM is faster.

    KVM also has support for 64 bit guests and multiple cores.
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    Re: QEMU & KVM Need some input

    Quote Originally Posted by BGFG View Post
    I suppose KVM is it, but I think VB supports 64bit now though. I'd still prefer to use something native to the kernel. So i think i'll learn KVM.
    the OSE version? linky!

    What I mean is that I am running a 64-bit OS and Vbox will work fine but the virtual OS can't be 64-bit. If this has changed, I'm interested.
    Last edited by red_team316; November 4th, 2008 at 02:26 AM.

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