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?
The initial setup of this solution is more difficult than some of the competing products and it could be improved. I would like to be able to see virtual networking integrated with the virtual machine.
This solution is lacking in features such as management and integration. * This solution needs better integration with desktop virtualization. * Better integration with storage solutions is needed. * Business continuity features need to be added. * The live migration needs to be improved. * You cannot run this application in a data center using only the GUI, so you have to have some knowledge with Linux in order to best manage it. * Better network management software is needed. * Features like vSAN are not available on KVM. * Integration with Kubernetes would be an improvement. Generally, this solution should be made easier to use. Many customers don't have enough experience with Linux or a deep understanding of operating systems, and they just want to use the product. This together with a lack of features has led customers to choose VMware.
The virtual manager and the graphical QEMU for KVM need some improvement. In the next release, I would like to see some changes made to the dashboard as it would be nice to see some icons and some graphics when you are showing this solution to clients. MOP made some changes to the dashboard, but it made it more difficult and it's a bit complicated. Maybe this was done intentionally because this is an open-source solution with technical support as an additional fee.
The solution should be more user friendly despite that some interesting graphical solutions are available to manage the VMs. it would be usefull that the solution integrate the VM snapshot features and make it graphical, so we have a VM infrastructure more complete and easy the backup/restore in case of issue.
full interoprability with vm format (ova, ovf, ..) for been aable to move forward or backward to another virtualization solution
Management of underlying volumes.
The management of the whole system, could be improved. VMware is better on the management tools, for example, Red Hat is when it comes to the KVM. In addition, we would like to have a software lifecycle solution included in this solution. We can handle the software needed for KVM, but also the software that we provide. A lifecycle component would be very beneficial.
In the future release of KVM, I would like to have improved support for Windows guests.
I would like to see a separation, so you could have KVM running in a few cores, and then you could have a real-time operating system running another core, so there is a hybrid environment with real time operating systems and Linux.