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  • Kvm / vm

    Hello Friends,

    Just got in touch with this topic called KVM and wanted to know is it a virtual machine? what do you mean by KVM?
    What is the difference between KVM and VMware? What do you think is a better alternative?




    Regards,
    Mrudul
    Last edited by Nora kirk; 03-17-22, 23:30.

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    Is KVM a virtual machine?
    • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an open-source virtualization technology built into Linux. Specifically, KVM lets you turn Linux into a hypervisor that allows a host machine to run multiple, isolated virtual environments called guests or virtual machines (VMs).
    • KVM is an infrastructure for the Linux kernel that provides it with the capabilities of a hypervisor.
    The selection of a hypervisor often comes down to a choice between VMware and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). VMware is the name of a company that develops a range of hypervisors, including the enterprise-class ESXi. KVM is an infrastructure for the Linux kernel that provides it with the capabilities of a hypervisor.

    The following points of comparison can help organizations in need of a hypervisor choose between VMware and KVM.
    • Performance
    • Integration
    • Cost
    • Complexity
    • Maturity
    • Scalability
    • Functionality support

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    • #3
      Hello Mrudul,

      To address all your questions,


      Is KVM a virtual machine?

      JVM is a Java virtual machine is virtual machine that enables a computer to run Java programs as well as programs written in other languages that are also compiled to Java bytecode. The JVM is detailed by a specification that formally describes what is required in a JVM implementation. Having a specification ensures interoperability of Java programs across different implementations so that program authors using the Java Development Kit (JDK) need not worry about the idiosyncrasies of the underlying hardware platform.

      The JVM reference implementation is developed by the OpenJDK project as open-source code and includes a JIT compiler called HotSpot. The commercially supported Java releases available from Oracle Corporation are based on the OpenJDK runtime. Eclipse OpenJ9 is another open-source JVM for OpenJDK.


      Hope this helps clear your question.



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