The Xen Project's Hypervisor for the ARM architecture
Supporting ARM based Servers
With the introduction of virtualization extensions on ARM processors, the ARM Hypervisor team of the Xen Project has taken steps to add ARM support for ARM CPUs to the Hypervisor. This port is executed as part of of the Hypervisor sub-project, with no separate codebase (it is also sometimes refered to as Xen ARM PVH). You can find information related to this work on the wiki.
News and other information
- Xen Project at Linaro Connect Asia 2013 (Xen blog, March 2013)
- Xen ARM in Linux (Xen blog, Oct 2012)
- New PVH Virtualisation mode for ARM Cortex A15 and x8 (Xen blog, Sept 2012)
- Xen hypervisor ported to ARM chips (The Register, Nov 2011)
Supporting Mobile Devices
The ARM Hypervisor team maintains an ARM variant of the Xen Hypervisor in a codeline that is separate from the upstream Hypervisor. The effort to maintain the Xen Project's ARM Hypervisor for mobile devices is led by Samsung, and delivers and maintains support for a range of ARM processors (ARM v5 - v7) that do not have virtualization extensions, using Paravirtualization (PV). The team is also working on problems such as solving real-time guarantees in a virtualized environment and multi-processor support. The sub-project - sometimes refered to as Xen ARM PV or ARM Hypervisor (PV) - is led by Sang-bum Suh from Samsung and can be monitored on the Xen ARM Wiki or the project mailing list.
The ARM Hyppervisor (PV) is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL2).
- Embedded Xen for device users.