KVM Review

Very easy to configure, stable and open source


What is our primary use case?

I'm a senior Linux system administrator and we are customers of KVM. 

What is most valuable?

I like that this solution is open source, it was easy for me to configure and I haven't had any problems with it.

What needs improvement?

I think the UI could be developed more in the future because there are some issues with the graphics and some software that is very complex. A GUI for controlling the VMs would be a good additional feature. It's easy for us but it's difficult for others working with CLI.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for over three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

KVM is stable, but the product from VMware E6 is not stable and I sometimes have issues with it and then the usage of RAM and CPU is costly in my experience. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We did not initially have support but when I have used it recently it's been good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite easy for me, I use CentOS. 

What other advice do I have?

KVM is good and I recommend it. In the future, containers will be substituted by virtual machines and KVM need to adapt to be able to support that. 

I rate this product an eight out of 10. 

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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