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Virtualization Getting Started Guide

Virtualization Documentation

Edition 1.0

Fedora Documentation Project

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The Fedora Virtualization Getting Started Guide describes the basics of virtualization and the virtualization products and technologies that are available with Fedora.

1. Document Conventions
1.1. Typographic Conventions
1.2. Pull-quote Conventions
1.3. Notes and Warnings
2. We Need Feedback!
1. Introduction
1.1. Who should read this guide?
1.2. Virtualization resources
2. What is virtualization and migration?
2.1. What is virtualization?
2.2. Migration
2.2.1. Benefits of migrating virtual machines
3. Advantages and misconceptions of virtualization
3.1. Virtualization costs
3.2. Virtualization learning curve
3.3. Performance
3.4. Flexibility
3.5. Disaster recovery
3.6. Security
3.6.1. Virtualization security features
3.7. Virtualization for servers and individuals
4. Introduction to Fedora virtualization products
4.1. KVM and virtualization in Fedora
4.2. libvirt and libvirt tools
4.3. Virtualized hardware devices
4.3.1. Virtualized and emulated devices
4.3.2. Para-virtualized devices
4.3.3. Physical host devices
4.3.4. Guest CPU models
4.4. Storage
4.4.1. Storage pools
4.4.2. Storage Volumes
5. Virtualization Tools
5.1. virsh
5.2. virt-manager
5.3. virt-install
5.4. guestfish
5.5. Other useful tools
A. Revision History