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KVM Pros

Georges ESSOMBA - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Engineer and Consultant at All-Tech
The most helpful aspect of KVM is the fact that the interface is so minimal. It includes just what you need to set up the VMs and manage them, and it's very simple to do so.
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Buddy Parker - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Element Flux
If you prefer command-line, there are all kinds of command-line options.
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Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
The GUI interface makes the management of KVM easier than ever before.
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Muhammad Harun-Owr-Roshid - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at BRIGHT-i SYSTEMS LIMITED
I like that it's easy to manage. It's also more powerful when it comes to security than others. That point of view is the one consideration. The other consideration is that it's cost-effective.
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SK
Co-Founder and CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Very cost-effective.
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MK
Senior Linux System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is open source and easy to configure.
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MT
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
KVM is stable.
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ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
It is easy to use, stable, and flexible. It is a pretty mature product, and it is faster than VirtualBox.
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SonuSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Architect at Micro Focus
I have found KVM to be scalable.
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SC
Technical Solution Manager at OneAsia
Good screen and keyboard sharing feature.
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KVM Cons

Georges ESSOMBA - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Engineer and Consultant at All-Tech
One problem I have is that it's not very scalable when it comes to resizing the VM disk dimensions. For example, if you have initially set a virtual drive to 10 GB and you want to upgrade it to 15 GB, it's not that easy.
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Buddy Parker - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at Element Flux
One thing that maybe could be improved is making it easier to scale. It needs to be more clear on how to scale the storage space for virtual machines.
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Mahdi Bahmani - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
Business continuity features need to be added.
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Buyer's Guide
Server Virtualization Software
September 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about KVM, Oracle, Microsoft and others in Server Virtualization Software. Updated: September 2022.
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Muhammad Harun-Owr-Roshid - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at BRIGHT-i SYSTEMS LIMITED
Technical support could be better. In the next release, I would like to see an improved user interface and dashboard. This type of improvement will make it easy or help our engineers understand the solution from a requirement point of view.
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SK
Co-Founder and CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Lacks high availability across clusters as well as support for Apache CloudStack.
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MK
Senior Linux System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are some issues with the graphics and some software that is very complex.
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MT
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
In our setup, we do not have any dashboards or orchestration, and it is hard to manage. We have 25 gig network cards, but the software driver we have only supported 10 gigs.
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ST
Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees
Its resource usage can be improved.
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SonuSingh - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Architect at Micro Focus
I have previously used VMware and KVM is easier to use. However, they both have their strengths depending on their use cases. They are mostly equal. One of VMware's advantages is it has better support.
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SC
Technical Solution Manager at OneAsia
Monitoring and resolution could be improved.
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Buyer's Guide
Server Virtualization Software
September 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about KVM, Oracle, Microsoft and others in Server Virtualization Software. Updated: September 2022.
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.