How to enable the KVM in the DigitalOcean Linux instance?

Posted March 9, 2021 553 views
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I want to enable the KVM in the existing DigitalOcean Linux Instance.

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This should already be enabled. To check if this is enabled on your Droplet you could run the following command:

  • cat /sys/module/kvm_intel/parameters/nested

If this is enabled, you will see the following output:


I would personally recommend using containerization like Docker for example.