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Chapter 23. Advanced virtualization administration

23.1. Guest scheduling
23.2. Advanced memory management
23.3. Guest block I/O throttling
23.4. Guest network I/O throttling
This chapter covers advanced administration tools for fine tuning and controlling virtualized guests and host system resources.


This chapter is a work in progress. Refer back to this document at a later date.

23.1. Guest scheduling

KVM guests function as Linux processes. By default, KVM guests are prioritised and scheduled with the Linux Completely Fair Scheduler. Tuning the schedule for guest processes may be required for some environments or to prioritize certain guests.