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Installing Qemu on FreeBSD 11


QEMU is a hypervisor, that can emulate many number of architectures.Some of the architectures include:

  • i386
  • x86_64
  • Alpha
  • Arm
  • MIPS
  • MIPS64
  • PPC
  • PPC64
  • Sparc
  • Sparc64

In this article lets look at, how to install QEMU on FreeBSD 11. By default, QEMU on FreeBSD supports the following architectures.

  • i386
  • x86_64

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KVM · Virtualization

KVM – Kernel Virtual Machine

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:

  1. Hardware virtualization extension
  2. Linux Kernel 2.6.20 and above( If you are using Linux as the host OS)
  3. Disk space according to drive size of guest OS
  4. Free Memory according to memory size of guest OS

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