Category: kvm

Qcow2 vs Raw Image Performance

I wanted to test our qcow2 versus raw image format performance, so I created two virtual machines on my hypervisor, below are the results I encountered. Hypervisor: CentOS 6.4 with KVM Processor:Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 3.30 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo, Quad Core/8T (69W) Memory:16GB Memory…

Installing KVM on CentOS 6.4

Install CentOS 6.4 CentOS installation is the same as RedHat installation. See my previous blog on installing CentOS using  a USB stick here http://bit.ly/11dMehl. Install KVM Installing KVM is fairly easy, on CentOS you can use the yum groupinstall command to get all the goodies,…

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