Chapter 29 Using KVM With Oracle Linux

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) feature provides a set of modules that enable you to use the Oracle Linux kernel as a hypervisor. KVM supports x86 and aarch64 processor architectures.

KVM is built into the Oracle Linux Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) release by default. On an Oracle Linux system, you can run the following command to verify which modules are loaded in the kernel:

# lsmod | grep kvm
kvm_intel             167936  0
kvm                   516096  1 kvm_intel

The KVM modules loaded may vary depending on your processor family and architecture.