Welcome to KVM virtualization - Thorough introduction

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If you've been reading my Virtualization section, you know that my focus so far has been mostly on VMware and VirtualBox, with a tad bit of cloud stuff and image remastering. Well, time to branch out. Today, I'd like to formally begin a whole new era of tutorials with KVM. Later on, there will be Xen and other weird beasts, but for now, our topic is KVM.

Starting with this guide, we will learn about the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) technology, developed by RedHat, available as a free, open-source alternative to other commercial solutions. We will learn how to download, install and setup KVM, what tools we can use to manage virtual machines, what options are available, command-line usage and scripting, and more. We will also take a look at advanced networking and storage configurations, as well as many other cool things. So let's begin.

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