KVM Questions

Nitin Pande
Associate Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 13 2021

I want to understand how the Oracle VM migration to KVM migration works and need to create the environment. I have my own VMware setup available. Kindly advise for installing OVM and KVM with their native manager.

Thank you

Steffen HornungYou want to simulate the migration from Xen-based Oracle VM Server to Oracle… more »
Syed Abid HussainOracle OVM will be installed on Physical Server as a hypervisor. version 3.4.6… more »
Jacek Biegaj
Deputy Head of Department - Project Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 09 2021

Hi. Why would someone choose KVM? What are examples of good use cases?

I'm the deputy head of a project management department at a services company. I am more familiar with vSphere, but I would like to learn about KVM.

Thank you very much!

reviewer1197474If you are using any of the open-source cloud technologies then KVM tends to… more »
Charles FinleyWe use VMware and KVM. We find that KVM is a lot simpler to use and it provides… more »
Ravi Kumar TennetiKVM will be working just like or better than VMware. KVM is available as free or… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering KVM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about KVM?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with KVM.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Server Virtualization Software Questions
Timothy Dollimore
Jul 14 2021

Hi professionals,

Has anyone heard about any successful virtualisation of Sun Enterprise 450 (E450) hardware? 

We are running a software package on Solaris 2.6 & Oracle 7 DIMM and mirror disk failures are becoming more frequent. So just wondering if there's anything out there?

Thanks for your help.

Syed Abid HussainSun is offering server virtualization capabilities across all its hardware… more »
sedstrThe first problem you'll encounter, is that this system is SPARC and runs in… more »
Mir Gulzar AhmedEnterprise 450 is a too old system; either you can buy another one and migrate… more »
IT Central Station
Jun 22 2021

How do these two types of virtualization differ? What are use cases for each?

Bhupesh AroraServer Virtualization means virtualizing physical servers in your data center… more »
José RiosTeam my answer, is a virtual server works like a traditional server, however… more »
Rozaino Sarbini
Senior Manager at NCS Group
Jul 28 2021

I'm looking to understand what are the pros and cons of OVM vs ESXi?

ThomasBeetzOracle OVM is replaced by oracle OLVM. KVM replace XEN. oracle is cheaper than… more »
IT Central Station
Aug 11 2021

Can you explain what an IOMMU is? How does it improve VM performance?

Joe ArroyoThe only way IOMMU will help is if you start assigning HW resources directly to… more »
Simeon AnguelovIOMMU stands for Input-Output Memory Management Unit. It connects i/o devices to… more »
DEEPEN DHULLAIn virtualization, guest operating systems can use hardware that is not… more »
Syed Zaffar
Cloud Admin at CtrlS Datacenters
Jul 08 2021

Hello, I work as a cloud admin for a mid-sized tech services company. We are currently researching server virtualization tools. 

What are the biggest differences between VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Hyper-V, and Proxmox in terms of features and costs? 

Are there other solutions you would recommend?


Rathin Vaidya1. VMware is the more popular server virtualization software and has been the… more »
Rohit ZanwarWhat kind of workload you are running? There are multiple solutions available… more »
Krishna RandadathI would like to know whether your infrastructure is converged or hyperconverged… more »
Lead, UNIX and Storage Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jul 14 2021

I need to compare platforms running Linux and AIX in terms of performance and cost as it concerns implementing Finacle banking application. This is for a customer database of about 8 million and database size of about 16TB.

sedstrIBM Power hardware is designed to maximize I/O while still providing flexibility… more »