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Managing Live and Offline Migrations with Linux's KVM

Nov 18, 2011, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"As we all know, KVM is the Linux kernel's built-in virtualization solution. Using KVM, you can run virtual machines on top of Linux without having to modify the operating system that's running under KVM. You can run Linux, Windows, and other operating systems on top of Linux using KVM.

One of KVM's most useful features is migrating guest operating systems to different hosts. The type of migration we're going to do is temporary, so it's perfect for temporary chores like hardware maintenance or emergency load-balancing. You can keep your guest running while it migrates, or have only a short downtime in an offline migration.

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