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Monday, September 16 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
Improving Guest Management via the QEMU Guest Agent - Michael Roth, IBM

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Paravirtual device drivers have gone a long way towards improving guest performance by facilitating more efficient interactions between KVM hosts and guests, but until recently little has been done to improve host management capabilities using paravirtual interfaces. Higher-level, network-based management stacks can provide for more complex control of guests, but require network configuration details that are difficult to expose to lower-level management tools like libvirt. This talk will focus on how we use the QEMU Guest Agent to provide this extra level of control in way that's accessible to lower-level management tools like libvirt, and how it can be used to implement/improve common guest management tasks.


Michael Roth

Software Engineer, IBM
Mike Roth is a software engineer at IBM who's been working on QEMU/KVM virtualization for the past 5 years. He's also the author/maintainer of the QEMU Guest Agent, and stable release maintainer for QEMU. Most recently he gave a talk about multiple main-loops/dataplanes in QEMU at... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 11:45am - 12:35pm
Strand 12A

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