What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04? – In this article, we will discuss what is KVM and QEMU that allow you to use virtualization technology on Linux systems and how to install KVM/QEMU on Linux systems.
What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04?

What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04?

What is KVM?

KVM (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine) is an open source and virtualization solution for the Linux kernel. KVM provides hardware acceleration for processors with Intel VTx and AMD-V technology and provides the full virtualization solution.

KVM also requires QEMU to use full virtualization capability.

You can check out the website for more information about what is KVMhttps://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Main_Page

What is QEMU?

QEMU (Quick EMUlator) is an open source and full system emulator. On the QEMU emulator program you can run and use systems like Windows, Linux. QEMU was also developed to work on different hardware platforms. QEMU provides Hypervisor Type 1 virtualization solution using KVM for hardware acceleration.

With QEMU, ARM software can run on an x86 based computer. As an example of ARM software running with QEMU, we can give an example of the operation of an Android emulator on the Eclipse software used by developers of Android software. For more information about what is ARM, click here.

For more information about what is QEMU, visit https://www.qemu.org/

The Difference Between KVM and QEMU

After briefly discussing what is KVM and QEMU, let’s explain the difference between them. The KVM and QEMU terms are often used together.

The difference between KVM and QEMU is, in short, KVM is a virtualization solution for Linux systems. QEMU creates a GUI for KVM.

KVM is required for virtualization solution with QEMU.

How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.04?

Installing KVM/QEMU on a Linux based Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, Kali Linux and openSUSE systems is quite simple and easy.

When you create a new virtual machine after installing KVM/QEMU, you can choose one of KVM and QEMU options as Virt Type.

To install KVM and QEMU on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver), first open the Terminal by pressing CTRL + Alt + T and follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

To install KVM and QEMU on Ubuntu 18.04, type the following command in Terminal and press Enter.

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu virt-manager virt-viewer libvirt-bin

 
What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04?

   Step 2

Press Y to confirm the KVM/QEMU installation and press Enter.

What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04?

   Step 3

After the QEMU/KVM installation is complete, open the Ubuntu Launcher and find and run Virtual Machine Manager.

What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04?

   Step 4

You can check the Virtual Machine Manager version from Help / About.

What is KVM and QEMU? | How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10/Ubuntu 18.04?

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How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.04 ⇒ Video

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How to Install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10?

Although Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) is in beta version, it is quite a performance system compared to previous versions.

You can follow the steps above to install KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 18.10.

  1. ping -c 2 www.google.com
  2. sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu virt-manager virt-viewer libvirt-bin

  Final Word

In this article, after briefly discussing what is KVM and QEMU, we have implemented KVM and QEMU installation on Linux systems. Thanks for following us!

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