Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - KVM Performance

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John Shakshober discusses Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) features and performance in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, and gives a sneak peek at how the tools will work in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Topics include: KVM Architecture, Guest runs as a process in userspace on host, Guest inherits features from the kernel, Disk/Network IO through host, Network goes through software bridge, and Device assignment can help with network performance.