23 people attended the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) workshop held Thursday, November 29 at IT-oLogy. KVM is a full virtualization solution for Linux and is open source.
Jim Salter, a nationally known open source expert, conducted the workshop and answered questions from attendees. His talk started with an introduction to KVM and quickly moved to mixed-use environments. Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images.
Attendees, which included technologists of all ages, learned how to set up KVM and how to install and manage virtual machines (Windows, Linux, or other) under Ubuntu. Several put the newly obtained knowledge to use immediately and began using KVM.