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 full virtualization hypervisor for Linux. When you install KVM on Linux, it transforms your Linux distribution into a type-1 hypervisor (bare-metal), enabling you to operate virtual machines at speeds close to the host machine.