Archive for the ‘KVM’ Category

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