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ARM cores which supports Xen

posted in ARM Hypervisor
Wednesday, April 09 2014, 12:40 PM

Basically I want to design a Hardware for Consumer Application and all I want to know is Does ARM Cortex A9 supports ARM hypervisor. If not then which Cortex series supports it ?

I am not able to find the detailed information on how to build Xen for ARM ? Also from which Linux branch the xen hypervisor ARM support was added by XEN ?

Thank you


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Wednesday, April 09 2014, 01:03 PM - #permalink
Hello Vijay,

Currently, Xen Project on ARM uses only the processors with the ARM virtualization extensions (there were some experiments on ARM before the virtualization extensions existed, but those were abandoned once the extensions came on the radar). I am not an expert in this area, but I don't believe the Cortex A9 qualifies. You need something with conforms to the ARM V7 or V8 architecture with extensions. That would include Cortex A15 and A7.

The best reference for Xen Project on ARM is here:


Have a look at it, if you haven't already.

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