Futher to the Virtual Machines thread
, it sounds as if KVM might be a better choice that the somewhat buggy VirtualBox 3.x. I would like to try KVM without removing VirtualBox which is in frequent use.
I understand it is not advisable to have kernel modules for both products loaded at the same time so clearly both cannot be run at the same time.
I understand KVM needs NIC bridging on the host if the virtual machines are to have IP addresses on the LAN, as opposed to being NATted behind the host. Currently I use VirtualBox 3.x to provide bridging on the host (I used to have tap and tun on the host, until just after installing VirtualBox 3.x). Is this another area, besides kernel modules, where special measures will be required when setting up to run KVM or VirtualBox?
The host is ubuntu 8.04.3 (and -- for all you Slackwarians -- I'm planning to load Slackware 13 in one of the KVM guests, preparatory to installing it on real hardware