Open source virtualization projects

The following table is a list of open source virtualization projects in Linux:

Project

Virtualization Type

Project URL

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

Full virtualization

http://www.linux-kvm.org/

VirtualBox

Full virtualization

https://www.virtualbox.org/

Xen

Full and paravirtualization

http://www.xenproject.org/

Lguest

Paravirtualization

http://lguest.ozlabs.org/

UML (User Mode Linux)

 

http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/

Linux-VServer

 

http://www.linux-vserver.org/Welcome_to_Linux-VServer.org

In upcoming sections, we will discuss Xen and KVM, which are the leading open source virtualization solutions in Linux.

Xen

Xen originated at the University of Cambridge as a research ...

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