QEMU is a hypervisor, that can emulate many number of architectures.Some of the architectures include:
In this article lets look at, how to install QEMU on FreeBSD 11. By default, QEMU on FreeBSD supports the following architectures.
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According to Wikipedia, KVM(Kernel Based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor. In simple words KVM is a kernel module that provides the Linux Kernel, the capability to act as a hypervisor.
KVM support was added to Linux kernel in the version 2.6.20 in February 2007.
Requirements for KVM:
- Hardware virtualization extension
- Linux Kernel 2.6.20 and above( If you are using Linux as the host OS)
- Disk space according to drive size of guest OS
- Free Memory according to memory size of guest OS
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The following method was tested with FreeBSD 9.1 image bundled into Grizzly version of OpenStack running on Ubuntu 12.04
Create a raw image which emulates the Hard Drive.
kvm-img create -f qcow2 freebsd.img 5G
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The following method has been tested on Ubuntu 12.04
KVM can be run in Bridged mode by making some changes to /etc/network/interfaces file and using the KVM command accordingly. Changes to /etc/network/interfaces file. The following changes will use the interface eth0 as Bridge interface.
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