Tag: vmm

MMU Virtualization via Intel EPT: Technical Details

Overview This article marks the first of 5 articles covering the virtualization of the memory management unit (MMU) using Intel EPT. This technology is used as additional support for the virtualization of physical memory and allows hypervisors to monitor memory activity. This article will address the motivation for extended page tables, the many performance concerns […]

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Day 2: Entering VMX Operation, Explaining Implementation Requirements

Overview Today is the day of heavy details and implementation. There will be a lot of technical explanation and a lot of text. We’ll start off with a section explaining the need for some form of internal logging API because – well, having DbgPrint spammed throughout functions when validating certain control values is disgusting and […]

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Day 0: Virtual Environment Setup, Scripts, and WinDbg

Overview Today is the day you begin your wild journey into hypervisor development. It’s going to be miserable, rewarding, frustrating, and exciting – all at the same time. In this article, we accelerate head on into setting up our virtual environment using VMware (taking advantage of their nested virtualization), write scripts for quick stand-up and […]

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