Xen Summit Update : Ian Pratt Comments

From Ian Pratt’s presentation at Xen Summit;  here are some highlights:

  • Xen Embedded – small footprint Xen (see xenbits.xen.org/xenclient)
  • Xen Client - Citrix code being placed in Xen-unstable
  • Hosted Xen – Xen engine run as a kernel module to enable hosted (type-2) VMM; Windows and OSX in active development
  • Xen Introspection Project – API to enable monitoring and control of VMs by a suitably privileged entity

Overall thoughts on community….

  1. Security is becoming increasingly important
  2. Community must work to leverage academic research projects into fully developed features in Xen

Full video of Ian’s Presentation at http://www.xen.org/media/Movies/XenSummitOracle09/Day1/IanPratt.AVI