On Tue, 2011-07-19 at 08:22 +1000, Matt Paine wrote: > As far as I am aware, KVM uses the cpu hardware to run completely > different operating systems independently of the host. > > > LXC is similar to Linux-VServer, or virtuozzo, where you are always > running a base kernel, and can run multiple init's at the same time. > > ............... Thank you for your explanation. It is most helpful. To summarise what I think is correct: One can run multiple LXC containers, each containing an identical version of the main host operating system but processes are separate from the others. KVM creates a type of 'container' allowing different host operating systems to run in that container. Can one run inside a LXC container a KVM ? Can one run inside a KVM some LXC containers ? Or is the simultaneous usage on the same machine of LXC and KVM mutually exclusive or incompatible ? Thank you again. -- With best regards, Paul. England, EU.