Názov:Virtualization on x86 platform and KVM
Vedúci:RNDr. Jaroslav Janáček, PhD.
Kµúčové slová:KVM, full virtualization, security
Abstrakt:The goal of the thesis is to explore different platform virtualization approaches with special focus on hardware-assisted virtualization technologies represented by the Kernel- based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and x86 instruction set compatible hardware backend. We will identify limitiations of physical infrastructure model and its causes. We will introduce theory behind virtualization, propose vendor-neutral taxnonomy of approaches to virtualization and present virtual infrastructure model. We will introduce general approaches to platform virtualization and than we will identify and compare different x86-based hardware virtualization solutions. Although used in mainframe computing since the 1960s [4], the real breakthrough in full hardware virtualization came in 2005 [1]. - Intel added support for virtualization of x86 by extending the machine instruction with VMX intructions (Virtual Machine Extensions). This technology enabled for the first time effective virtualization of x86 platform by simple trap-and-emulate approach [5]. We will inspect he KVM hypervisor which utilizes this technology. Finally we will review pros and cons of virtual infrastructure model/ We believe that hardware virtualization has numerous useful applications in information security, physical server consolidation and system administration, therefore is worthy of deeper inspection.

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