In this article, we will examine the KVM and QEMU allow to use virtualization technology on Linux systems and how to install them on Linux systems.
How to Use KVM and QEMU
What is KVM?
KVM (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine) is an open-source and virtualization solution for Linux kernel. KVM provides a complete virtualization solution by enabling hardware acceleration on processors with Intel VTx and AMD-V technology.
In addition, KVM requires QEMU to use full virtualization capability.
QEMU (Quick EMUlator) is an open-source and complete system emulator. You can run and use systems such as Windows and Linux on the QEMU emulator program. This virtualization solution was also developed to work on different hardware platforms and provides a Hypervisor Type 1 virtualization solution using KVM for hardware acceleration.
QEMU can run ARM software on an x86-based computer. An example of an ARM software is the operation of an Android emulator on Eclipse software used by Android software developers. Click here to learn more about what ARM is.