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Wednesday, October 23 • 11:15am - 12:05pm
Notes on Taking KVM-on-KVM Nested Virtualization for a Spin - Kashyap Chamarthy, Red Hat

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Nested Virtualzation involves three levels -- The physical host (L0), running a guest hypervisor (L1), and its associated 'nested' guest (L2). This is useful in several ways: a cloud user can get a guest hypervisor and can manage a variety of guests for development/test without the intervention of the cloud provider; enable live migration of hypervisors; ability to have an entire virtualization setup - a hypervisor and all its guests in a single virtual machine. Support for nVMX (Intel based Nested Virtualization) was first introduced around two years ago in KVM. Since then, there have been improvements in the Kernel, and also in the hardware space. This session discusses observations from recent testing of some workloads with upstream KVM with newest Intel hardware in a Linux-on-Linux environment. Finally, a glimpse of upcoming improvements in this space.

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Kashyap Chamarthy

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Kashyap Chamarthy works at Red Hat, as part of OpenStack Infrastructure engineering group, focusing his contributions on interactions between OpenStack and its underlying Virtualization components (libvirt, QEMU, KVM). In the past, he's presented and participated in the past four... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 12:05pm BST

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