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.
An API for Easy Linux Virtualisation
2010-01-09 Linux 3 Comments
Ok – so i’ve got a farm of physical servers all set up with minimal linux installs. And i’ve got a bunch of users outside wanting to use virtual desktops.
How do i do this? i’ll need some kind of router or arbitrator/broker for connection attempts from remote clients. what is this in linux world?
and the physical servers – do they run general purpose linux distributions or are there minimal distributions geared to running VMs only – I don’t need sound or printing or such like on a “thin” hypervisor distro.
i’d be interested – I only see desktop oriented VM features for linux.