KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module
... [More], kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream. [Less]
The Xen Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project that focusses on the development and support of the Xen open source hypervisor and related components, developed and designed to run with the Linux platform. It includes the Xen Hypervisor, the Xen ARM Hypervisor, XAPI and Mirage OS. This
... [More] page covers the XAPI toolstack.
The project develops the enterprise ready XAPI toolstack. Xen used with the XAPI toolstack consolidates server workloads, enables savings in power, cooling, and management costs and thus contributing to environmentally sustainable computing, an increased ability to adapt to ever-changing IT environments, an optimized use of existing hardware, and an improved level of IT reliability. [Less]