Nested virtualization
Owner: dpsmith
Time: Thursday 3:45 Final
Location: Gallery 2/3, 5th Floor

Hardware-assisted nested virtualization is becoming more popular and Xen can be used in both "L0" and "L1" roles to provide interfaces to open/closed hypervisors and guest operating systems. This design session will focus on the long-term interfaces necessary to support performant and secure nesting on modern hardware platforms and I/O devices.

Related work and Xen Summit talks:

  • Nested VMX/SVM
  • PV-Shim
  • Xen Blanket
  • uXen (Type-2 Xen)
  • Xendbg and VMI for nested workloads