Running AHV Architecture

  • 14 January 2021
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Nutanix offers enterprise ready hypervisor. Its integrated with Nutanix enterprise cloud OS stack. Below diagram shows how a single AHV node looks



The AHV is built upon the CentOS KVM foundation and it include features like HA, live migration.

KVM architecture consists of following components 


  • KVM-kmod

  • Libvirtd:An API, daemon and management tool for managing KVM and QEMU. 

  • Qemu-kvm: A machine emulator and virtualizer that runs in userspace for every Virtual Machine (domain)

For details about AHV architecture please refer following article


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