While Xen is still the preferred choice of many IT shops, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) platform is catching up and solution providers should know the details of the Xen vs. KVM debate for inquiring customers. There are a number of interoperability benefits from KVM's inclusion in the Linux kernel, but there are also some places where it doesn't measure up to the more mature Xen.
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In this study guide we will discuss how KVM virtualization can help you with patch management and the required steps for a Xen-to-KVM virtual machine migration. You will also read why factors such as resources or platform support are important to customers that choose Xen over KVM.
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