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

Wed Jul 23 14:11:06 UTC 2014
Tom Bishop <bishoptf at gmail.com>

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1:46 AM, Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 5:11 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 8:45 AM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca> 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?
>> Never tried it. It sounds like a  really, really bad idea.....
> +1 the KVM and VBox modules would conflict.
> -- Arun Khan
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That is the easy answer, they do conflict but it does not mean you
cannot load them both up. You just cannot run them both at the same
time, in order to run one vs the other you need to remove some kernal
mods and insert some etc depending on which one you want to run.

So the answer is yes you can if you want to you just have to do some
work, here is a decent write up that goes into some detail but there
may be some better examples -

my .02 YMMV blah blah blah :)