Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) allow you to run virtual machines running Linux or Windows. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

https://www.linux-kvm.org

KVM is open source software. The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux. The userspace component of KVM is included in mainline QEMU.

To check if your computer can run, KVM, run

kvm-ok

Example

root@hon-pc-01:~# kvm-ok
INFO: /dev/kvm exists
KVM acceleration can be used
root@hon-pc-01:~# 

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