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2019-10-13T05:49:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering KVM?

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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?

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Top 5Real User

We have had a lot of problems with the solution but it is not the fault of KVM. It was our fault for not doing a full suite deployment. I rate KVM a seven out of ten.

2021-10-08T15:24:19Z
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Top 20Real User

Before deployment, it's worth checking whether the solution fits your use case and how it would be used across various large deployments. Test it before implementing. I rate the solution seven out of 10.

2021-08-19T09:44:02Z
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I rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2021-06-07T08:07:03Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-04-21T06:35:03Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. If they were using Linux, this is a requirement. I would rate KVM an eight out of ten. If KVM uses less resources, it might improve my score.

2021-04-17T14:16:55Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm just a customer and an end-user. I don't have a business relationship with KVM at this time. I'm using what should be the latest version of the solution right now. I would advise other organizations that this solution is definitely a good choice. It's definitely something that's easy to use, however, you can have it on a fully functioning operating system that you're familiar with. Or, if you have a little less experience, it's something that you can get up and going really quickly. That said, it is still a type 2. That is a great thing. It functions, and it's under two pounds. It's basically like being on bare metal, which is really nice. Overall, I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2020-12-23T05:16:55Z
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Top 20MSP

The most important thing for people to do when they are researching this kind of solution is to try and understand the main reason and concerns behind virtualization. They should learn the strong points and weakness of this technology, and try to have a base knowledge to understand the concept and how it can be used and managed on a daily basis. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-12-09T10:58:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I have been using this solution since before it was owned by Red Hat, when it was community-based. It is easier to manage than ever before because you used to have to use the command-line interface, instead of the GUI. I do not recommend this product for those looking for a stable and scalable virtualization solution because they will ultimately have problems in their data center. Just two weeks ago, I helped a friend of mine to migrate from KVM to VMware. I think that if Red Hat worked on some business continuity features and add them to KVM then it would receive a better grade and be a more competitive solution. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Real User

You can virtualize anything now, but in my experience, they are good for Linux and Unix systems. I have also used Windows. Even if you are using another platform hypervisor, as I do with VMware, you may get yourself in a situation where you want to install the KVM or at least the key tools. You can access RAM drives, or broken virtual hard drives, or migrate them to another type of hard drive. KVM is very complete, it is very powerful, but people are used to graphical QEMU and that is an issue. The solution performs well and has many tools. It offers everything that all other paid versions have. Everything is in your hands, all you need is the internet to access all of the information on KVM. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-21T17:15:00Z
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We're using the on-premises deployment model. We're using the community version of the solution. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
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