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_64 and aarch64 processor architectures.

By default, KVM is built into the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) release.

You can run the following command on an Oracle Linux system to verify which modules are loaded in the kernel:

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

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