[CentOS-virt] Can I mix kvm and virtual box?

MargoAndTodd margoandtodd at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 16:57:36 EST 2010

On 11/13/2010 06:36 PM, Todd Deshane wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 8:32 PM, MargoAndTodd<margoandtodd at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 11/13/2010 04:29 PM, MargoAndTodd wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> On my customer's CentOS 5.5 x64 server, I have Virtual
>>> Box installed.  To make a side by side comparison,
>>> I would like to also run KVM.  I read somewhere that this
>>> can not be done, but I can not remember where.
>>> Am I able to mix the two so I can demonstrate the
>>> differences to my customer?
>>> Many Thanks,
>>> -T
>> To answer my own question, Virtual Box just laid an egg
>> on me and made me remove kvm.
>> Any one know a way around this?
> If you manually install virtualbox, you can unload the kvm module
> manually and load the virtual box modules. You can't have both loaded
> at the same time (at least not that I know of), but you can unload
> one and load the other.
> I am pretty sure that there was at least talk, from the KVM side, to
> try be able to be aware of other hypervisors, such as virtualbox and
> handle things gracefully. I haven't heard if any code was developed or
> not though.
> Hope that helps.
> Thanks,
> Todd

Thank you!

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