So, we kave KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine and KVM, the Keyboard Video Mouse switch. Both are correct and both are heavily used on the sysadmin world. Luckily enough we have only a few questions on the tag but what to do with the Tag Wiki? I have some alternatives:

  • Add both definitions to the tag wiki
  • Create a KVM-Switch tag and leav KVM for the virtualisation tool

What do you think.


My vote is to go with for such things and for the virtualization technology. If we wanted to get fancy with it, we could create as a synonym for .

  • +1 except I really don't like the kvm-virtualization idea... how about [linux-kvm] or some/anything else?
    – Chris S
    Apr 17 '11 at 22:17
  • @ChrisS KVM being a rather specific Linux technology, [linux-kvm] makes lots of sense.
    – sysadmin1138 Mod
    Apr 17 '11 at 22:27
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    KVM is already ported to FreeBSD so it's not that specific.
    – coredump
    Apr 18 '11 at 1:05
  • Anyway, retagged the only KVM switch question to kvm-switch and left the kvm alone with virtualisation things.
    – coredump
    Apr 18 '11 at 1:06
  • @coredump, it's called KQemu on FreeBSD though; it should probably be a synonym or something Linux-KVM and FreeBSD-KQemu
    – Chris S
    Apr 18 '11 at 12:31

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