1.2. KVM Performance Architecture Overview
- When using KVM, guests run as a Linux process on the host.
- Virtual CPUs (vCPUs) are implemented as normal threads, handled by the Linux scheduler.
- Guests inherit features such as NUMA and Huge Pages from the kernel.
- Disk and network I/O settings in the host have a significant performance impact.
- Network traffic typically travels through a software-based bridge.