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Old 11-09-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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Diff between HVM and PVM machines.


I just wanted to know the difference between Hardware virtualised machine and Paravirtual machines.

Is Paravirtual machines= Hardware Virtualised machines+ para virtual drivers.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 06:04 AM   #2
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Got most of my queries answered by following site.

http://serverfault.com/questions/222...en-kvm-and-hvm
 
Old 11-09-2011, 06:07 AM   #3
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HVM - Hardware Virtual Machine - Uses VT-x/AMD-V features of the CPU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_virtual_machine)

PVM - Parallel Virtual machine - Doesn't use the VT-x/AMD-V features, and predominately uses the kernel for virtualisation. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PVM)
 
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