KVM-Based KVM Creation / Management


Virtual Servers (KVM Based and LXC Containers.


There is a big difference between LXC containers, and actual Virtual machines.

An LXC container is a light version of the Operating system installed on a virtual instance, which does most things sys admins would need from a machine.

A KVM-Based Virtual Machine in the other hand, is basicallya fully fledged machine loaded into a virtual intance. These VM's are based directly off the ISO of the operating system

This means you will be able to see the full functionallity of the server, with  a few benefits, among such, we can find:

  • Low Cost
  • Full server access
  • HDD Encryption
  • High Availability
  • Live Migration
  • many others.

There are a few differences when you will notice when you purchase our services.

Containers: No installation will be needed. Once you purchase an LXC container, you will not be required to do any operating system at all. Once you click the purchase button, the VM will be automatically installed and deployed.

KVM-Based Virtual machine: because customers want to do this on their own, we give them the ability to load the Operating system on their own. This bring a few advantages to mind such as:

  • Enable Encryption
  • Customized partitioning Scheme
  • Customixed Password
  • Server Software selection.



  • Access your Customer Portsal at https://support.swisslayer.com/index.php?/clientarea/
  • Select the service you want to manage
From here, you will be able to perform actions such as have console access, reboot, reload, configure the firewall, among many other management tasks.
For clients with KVM-Based Virtual Machines, you will need to install the OS on the Virtual Machine.
Depending on the OS you selected, you will be able to install the OS as if you were installing it on a Dedicated Server.
Network: Each VPS will be configured with DHCP. The LXC Containers will be automatically configured as such, when you open the console to the VPS, you will be able to see the IP your VM has been assigned. On linux systems this is very easy by simply using the ifconfig command from the command line interface.

On Windows KVM Virtual Machines, at installation stage, simply select DHCP as the IP discovery option, and your VM will automatically obtain an IP.
You can verify the IP assigned to your VM by issuing the ipconfig command from the CMD or any other available method.

If you have any questions or if you need our assistance with this, please feel free to open  a ticket with our support staff, or send us an email at support@swisslayer.com
Swiss Layer - Support Staff

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