Archive for the ‘KVM’ Category

Project Bardiche: Introduction

I just recently landed Project Bardiche into SmartOS. The goal of Bardiche has been to create a more streamlined data path for layer two networking in illumos. While the primary motivator for this was for KVM guests, it’s opened up a lot of room for more than just virtual machines. This bulk of this project [...]

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm by rm · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Bardiche, illumos, joyent, KVM, smartos

Virtualization Performance: Zones, KVM, Xen

At Joyent we run a high-performance public cloud based on two different virtualization technologies: Zones and KVM. We have historically run Xen as well, but have phased it out for KVM on SmartOS. My job is to make things go fast, which often means using DTrace to analyze the kernel, applications, and those virtualization technologies. [...]

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Cloud, DTrace, KVM, performance, xen, zones

Visualizing KVM

Last March, Bryan Cantrill and I joined Max Bruning on working towards bringing KVM to illumos. Six months ago we found ourselves looping in x86 real mode and today we’re booting everything from Linux to Plan 9 to Weenix! For a bit more background on how we got there take a gander at Bryan’s entry [...]

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 11:40 am by rm · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Cloud, DTrace, KVM, SunOS