Requirements for implementing the Microsoft Hypervisor interface

This paper provides information about the minimum set of functionality required to support the Microsoft Hypervisor interface. It provides details about the mandatory features in the Microsoft-compatible Hypervisor interface required for virtualizing Microsoft Windows operating systems, and offers guidelines for virtualization solution developers to determine which optional features may be supported, and the effect of these features on Windows operating systems when running virtualized. It assumes that the reader is familiar with the Microsoft Hypervisor Top Level Functional Specification.

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Included in this white paper:

  • Requirements for a Minimal HV#1Interface
  • Hypervisor and Microsoft Hypervisor Interface Discovery
  • Hypervisor CPUID Leaves
  • Hypervisor Synthetic MSRs
  • Optional Partition Privileges
  • Miscellaneous Implementation Notes



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