To share files with Windows guests, you can use the Samba share or Virtiofs. In this post, I’ll show you how to share files between the KVM host and Windows guest virtual machine using Virtiofs.
If you want to run Microsoft Windows 11 as a guest virtual machine on KVM, you must take some extra steps to ensure it runs smoothly. So, in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to properly install a Windows 11 virtual machine on KVM.
A storage pool is a quantity of storage set aside to be used by virtual machines in KVM virtualization. Storage pools allow you to better organize your virtual machines. In this blog, I will show you how to create and manage directory-based storage pools and volumes.
In KVM, file sharing between the host and its Linux and Windows guests is completely different. For Linux guests, you can use the NFS or the Virtiofs to share files. In this post, I’ll show how to share files between KVM host and Linux guest using virtiofs.
The virt-manager, also known as the Virtual Machine Manager, is a GUI application used to create and manage guest virtual machines in KVM. Virt-manager allows you to install guest operating systems, create new domains, configure domain resources, and manage virtual hardware.
On most Linux servers, your only interface will be a command-line interface. Without the GUI, you cannot use tools like virt-manager. The only way to install a KVM guest OS on such systems from the command-line is via a serial console using the virt-install tool.
The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a Linux hypervisor that supports full virtualization. When you install KVM on Linux, your Linux distribution is transformed into a Type-1 hypervisor (bare-metal), allowing you to run virtual machines at near-host machine speeds.