Stability of VMware vs KVM

asked 2015-11-10 01:23:17 -0500

Sardathrion gravatar image

I use Fedora as a desktop but need to run a virtual machine on it. So far, I have been using VMWare. However, every time there is a new Fedora version or the kernel jumps a version, VMWare stop working and need to be either manually patched or another version needs to be downloaded/purchased. This is a PITA.

I am thinking of moving to KVM as it might be more supported.

Does KVM suffers the same problems with kernel/OS updates as VMware?

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KVM is better supported for the reason you state. Give it a try, take a look at virt-manager

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2015-11-10 06:59:14 -0500 )edit

KVM is built into the kernel. You don't get KVM that is out of sync with the kernel version.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-11-11 00:05:08 -0500 )edit

@bodhi.zazen, @randomuser, why are your comments not answers? I'd upvote those! ^_~

Sardathrion gravatar imageSardathrion ( 2015-11-11 02:04:19 -0500 )edit

The question as asked necessitates a thorough analysis and product review to provide a thorough answer, in my opinion. Any cursory research would quickly discover the answers we've given, and I'd rather assume that you'd done that and wanted more details.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-11-11 08:10:26 -0500 )edit