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    Hypervisor Functional Specification

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    This document is the top-level functional specification (TLFS) of the first-generation Microsoft hypervisor. It specifies the externally-visible behavior. The document assumes familiarity with the goals of the project and the high-level hypervisor architecture.
    • Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      Hypervisor Top Level Functional Specification v1.0.docx

      Date Published:

      4/1/2009

      File Size:

      962 KB

        This document is the top-level functional specification (TLFS) of the first-generation Microsoft hypervisor. It specifies the externally visible behaviour of the Microsoft hypervisor, a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Windows Server virtualization. The document assumes familiarity with the goals of the project and the high-level hypervisor architecture.

        This specification is provided under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise. For further details on the Microsoft Open Specification Promise, please refer to: http://www.microsoft.com/interop/osp/default.mspx.

        The Hypervisor Functional Specifications document specifies the externally visible behaviour of the Microsoft hypervisor, a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Windows Server virtualization. The specifications can be used to understand the functions of the hypervisor and implement a compatible solution.

        Specification Outline

        The following is the outline of the information contained in the complete Hypervisor Funcational Specification:

        • Introduction
        • Basic Data Types, Concepts and Notation
        • Feature and Interface Discovery
        • Hypercall Interface
        • Partition Management
        • Physical Hardware Management
        • Resource Management
        • Guest Physical Address Spaces
        • Intercepts
        • Virtual Processor Management
        • Virtual Processor Execution
        • Virtual MMU and Caching
        • Virtual Interrupt Control
        • Inter-Partition Communication
        • Timers
        • Message Formats
        • Partition Save and Restore
        • Scheduler
        • Event Logging
        • Guest Debugging Support
        • Statistics
        • Booting
        • Appendix

    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Standard

        The specifications is in a document format. You will need Microsoft Word or similar application to read the contents of the download.

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