Chapter 1: Understanding Linux Virtualization

Virtualization is the technology that started a big technology shift toward IT consolidation, which provides more efficient use of resources and the cloud as a more integrated, automated, and orchestrated version of virtualization with a focus on not only virtual machines but also additional services. There are a total of 16 chapters in this book, all of which have been lined up to cover all the important aspects of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization. We will start with basic KVM topics such as the history of virtualization concepts and Linux virtualization and then move on and look at advanced topics in KVM such as automation, orchestration, virtual networking, storage, and troubleshooting. ...

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