KVM is Kernel-based Virtual Machine. It’s a module built directly into the Linux kernel that allows the operating system to act as a hypervisor. Although some people may prefer a third-party solution like VirtualBox, there’s no need to install extra software since the Linux kernel already gives us the necessary tools we need to make virtual machines.
KVM requires a little configuration if you want some conveniences like a graphical manager or the ability to allow VM guests to login from your network – but we’ll cover that in this guide. Once it’s up and running, you’ll find that KVM provides the most stable and seamless experience for your virtualization needs on Linux.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install necessary KVM utilities on Ubuntu 20.04
- How to install and configure virt-manager
- How to configure network interfaces for bridged connection
- How to create a new virtual machine