Settings KVM on Atom processor

user2821850 asked:

I will set up KVM on Atom-Server. But I’m wordering is it possible to running KVM on ATOM-processer ? ( in ATOM-server processor )

My answer:

To run KVM, your Intel processor must support hardware virtualization, i.e. has the VT-x feature. Only a very few recently released Atom processors have support for hardware virtualization, and yours is probably not among them.

If you already have Linux installed, you can check the output from cat /proc/cpuinfo and make sure the flags contain vmx. If they do, then you have hardware virtualization and you can use KVM. If they do not, then you can’t.

Or you can look up your specific model of Atom processor at Intel’s Ark web site and see if it has “IntelĀ® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)”.

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