[CentOS-virt] Can KVM and VirtualBox co-exist on same host?

Wed Aug 20 01:43:25 UTC 2014
Dave Neary <dneary at redhat.com>


On 07/22/2014 08:45 AM, James B. Byrne wrote:
> CentOS-6.5
> VirtualBox-4.3.14
> Is it possible, and if so advisable, to run KVM and VirtualBox guests on the
> same host system?

I don't know if you'd do it on a server, but I have run Genymotion, a
VirtualBox based Android emulator, on my desktop which was
simultaneously running a couple of KVM VMs as an oVirt node. It's not a
huge spec machine, performance was awful, but I don't know how much of
that was because of resource competition and how much was because I was


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