- title The Kernel Virtual Machine
Ubuntu uses KVM as the backend virtualisation technology and libvirt as its toolkit/API. Libvirt frontends for managing VMs include virt-manager (GUI) or virsh (CLI). Alternative management options include convirt (GUI) or convirt2 (WWW).
- Installation - Installation and removal of KVM
- Networking - Network configuration; includes bridging
- Guest Creation - Creation of different kinds of guests
- Guest Management - Management of guests; command line or graphically
- KVM Directly - Using KVM directly (without libvirt)
- FAQ - Frequently asked questions, troubleshooting tips and other recommendations
- The previous version of this page (which was documenting KVM for Feisty) has been moved to KVMFeisty
- Also checkout the official docs, http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/serverguide/C/virtualization.html
- The use case targeted when KVM was moved into main is "server virtualization". This means that even though KVM can be used to serve other purposes, it has been designed to be run on Ubuntu Server Edition to host non-graphical server operating systems. If you are looking for software to serve graphically-based virtual machines, VirtualBox, Parallels Workstation (or Parallels Desktop for Mac), or VMware Player/Server are more suitable alternatives.