SMA 10.2 Getting Started Guide for KVM

Hardware-Assisted Full Virtualization

KVM features hardware-assisted full virtualization when the underlying x86 processor hardware supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V virtualization extensions. This allows the SMA appliance to setup a virtual context and execute instructions directly on the processor’s hardware.

For an overview of virtualization techniques, see:

https://www.unixarena.com/2017/12/para-virtualization-full-virtualization-hardware-assisted-virtualization.html/

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