SVM and Hardware Virtualization

Good Morning,

I am very new to linux but decided to make the switch and am going through with the steep learning curve. I am currently on a 5800x and 3080 with 32 gb of ram at 3800 cl16. I am using the testing branch with kernel 5.11.6. Is it recommend to enable svm on my system via bios?

Welcome to the forum! :slight_smile:

If you’re going to be using virtual machines, then the answer is “yes”. Modern virtualization software like Xen, Qemu/KVM, VMware and VirtualBox all makes use of the hardware’s built-in virtualization assisence.

Otherwise leave it off? I have never messed with a virtual machine before

It certainly won’t hurt to have it enabled. In some UEFI versions there isn’t even a setting for disabling it anymore. :man_shrugging:

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