Virtualization modules

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Which kernel modules are used for virtualization

Virtualization support realized with Linux kernel modules

  • ibmveth - virtual ethernet device driver (client and server)
  • ibmvscsic - virtual SCSI client device driver
  • ibmvscsis - virtual SCSI server device driver

Contained in the standard “vanilla“ Linux kernel (

  • virtual ethernet: since Linux kernel v2.6.8.1
  • virtual SCSI client: since Linux kernel v2.6.9
  • virtual SCSI server: not yet included in the standard Linux kernel
    • Implemented and provided with SLES9 kernel source under the GPL license
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