This year’s Xen Project Developer Summit is over! We had two days packed with highly technical sessions that were attended by 120 delegates. Our sessions have – as always – been very interactive with lots of discussions during and after the talks. Of course we did also have lots of time for in-corridor conversations during breaks, which most of us look forward to every year.
Session Recordings and Slides
Security: xSplice – Live Patching the Xen Hypervisor
by Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk, Oracle
Other security, robustness and QoS related talks that are worth checking out are
- Virtual Machine Introspection with Xen
- VM Introspection: Practical Applications
- A Fault Tolerant Virtualization Server Based on Xen
- QEMU Security Vulnerability Automatic Discovery by Symbolic Execution
- Achieving QoS in Server Virtualization
User Stories: Virtualizing the Locomotive: Ready, Set, Go!
by Mark Kraeling, GE Transportation
A great Xen and Virtualization user story showing how Xen and Virtualization is used in extreme circumstances.
Other user stories that are worth checking out are
- Hyper: Make VM’s Run Like Containers – and a related talk on ongoing work: Xen Containers: Better Way to Run Docker Containers
- Live Migration at AliCloud – Benefits, Challenges, Developments, and Future Works – more on migration in the following talks: Migration (v2)
- Deploying Real-World Software Today as Unikernels on Xen with Rumprun
Hardware Support: ARM Virtualization Extensions
by Marc Zyngier & Thomas Molgaard, ARM Ltd
You may also want to check out the following talks covering new hardware features on Xen:
- x86: Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology Update
- ARM: Improve ARM Guest Performance with 64KB Pages
- x86: Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) Support in Xen
- ARM: PCI Passthrough Support in Xen Hypervisor for ARMv8
- x86: Achieving QoS in Server Virtualization
- ARM: Getting U-Boot FIT for Xen/li>
Xen and OpenStack
by Stefano Stabellini, Citrix
You may also want to check out the following feature update talks:
- Xen 4.6 and Beyond
- Latest News on Xen Support in libvirt
- Scheduling in Xen: Past, Present and Future
- Faster, Improved Guest Model for Xen
- Project Raisin
- Xen Project Weather Report
For more recordings check out our youtube channel!
Joint KVM and Xen Hackathon and Social Event
The joint activities between Xen and KVM have also been a great success, bringing developers from both communities more closely together. In particular the joint social event was a great success. I overheard many constructive conversations among members of both communities. In some cases, members of both communities were competing with each other in the bowling alley and playing pool: who said that a little bit of friendly competition can’t be fun (-: We will work with the organisers of KVM Forum such that we can build on this cooperation next year.