[HAIFUX LECTURE] Nested Virtualization: Shadow Turtles -- Orit Wasserman

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat Dec 21 17:34:33 IST 2013

On Monday, December 23rd at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by 
Orit Wasserman:

    Nested Virtualization: Shadow Turtles


Nested virtualization -- running multiple hypervisors in virtual 
machines -- has come a long way in recent years. Since we first 
published KVM nested virtualization on Intel platforms ("The Turtles 
project", 2010), nested virtualization has made important strides into 
the mainstream. These days, all hypervisors support it to some degrees, 
and hardware support specifically for nested virtualization is starting 
to appear. The first part of this talk will provide an overview of 
nested virtualization in KVM today, including several emerging 
real-world use-cases and the current state of KVM's x86 nested 
virtualization support: what works, what doesn't, and what remains to be 
done. The second part will cover the recent "Shadow VMCS" hardware from 
Intel: what it is, how it works, how we added KVM support, and the 
potential benefits it can bring. Joint work with Abel Gordon and Nadav 


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Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

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