Virtual machines

Modified: 04 Apr 2018 17:20 UTC

Virtual machines (VMs) don't enjoy the bare metal performance of Joyent's container offerings, but they do offer a solution for legacy or specialized applications that can't be run in a containerized environment. Triton offers support for these applications via KVM, but there are some differences between infrastructure containers and virtual machines to be aware of.

Machine resizing

Live resizing of VM instances is not supported. Infrastructure containers can be resized to add memory, CPU, and disk space without rebooting, but the nature of hardware virtualization does not allow that convenience.