KVM Pros and Cons

KVM Pros

Founder at Element Flux
If you prefer command-line, there are all kinds of command-line options.
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Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
The GUI interface makes the management of KVM easier than ever before.
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System Engineer at NoBoring Lda
I like that this is an open-source solution. It is very powerful, and it's easy.
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Project Leader at Logicalis
The KVM service is well managed with a central policy interface.
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Business Engineer and Consultant at All-Tech
Scaling the solution is easy. You just have to add more hardware.
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MK
Senior Linux System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is open source and easy to configure.
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ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
It is easy to use, stable, and flexible. It is a pretty mature product, and it is faster than VirtualBox.
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SC
Technical Solution Manager at OneAsia
Good screen and keyboard sharing feature.
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CD
Principal Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our production servers are running in Linux, and this solution supports that environment well.
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KVM Cons

Founder at Element Flux
One thing that maybe could be improved is making it easier to scale. It needs to be more clear on how to scale the storage space for virtual machines.
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Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Business continuity features need to be added.
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System Engineer at NoBoring Lda
The virtual manager and the graphical QEMU for KVM need some improvement.
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Project Leader at Logicalis
The initial setup of this solution is more difficult than some of the competing products and it could be improved.
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Business Engineer and Consultant at All-Tech
The solution should be more user friendly. We are struggling with the command lines.
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MK
Senior Linux System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are some issues with the graphics and some software that is very complex.
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ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Its resource usage can be improved.
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SC
Technical Solution Manager at OneAsia
Monitoring and resolution could be improved.
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CD
Principal Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Support for VF is needed, where you can, for example, export from VMware to KVM.
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Learn what your peers think about KVM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
512,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.