Anatomy of the libvirt virtualization library

An API for easy Linux virtualization

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M. Tim Jones

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: January 05, 2010

The libvirt library is a Linux API over the virtualization capabilities of Linux that supports a variety of hypervisors, including Xen and KVM, as well as QEMU and some virtualization products for other operating systems. This article explores libvirt, its use, and its architecture.

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