转载 2013年12月05日 22:05:07

MAVMM的基于AMD-SVM的硬件虚拟化虚拟机管理器,但是它可以在intel平台上进行安装和使用,借助于AMD的SimNow Simulator来实现这一功能。



这里我实验时使用的是Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64,其他系统没有测试。

MAVMM setup instruction

— Intro: MAVMM was developed and tested on AMD Simnow, which simulation a physical AMD SVM
capable machine. Even if you want to get it to work on a real physical system, I would recommend
getting it to work on Simow first, so that you start from a known working state.

Right now MAVMM can only boot up Linux, a patch for booting Windows will be soon available.

Please follow these steps to setup MAVMM:

1. Install AMD Simnow:
- You may need to register your email with AMD
- AMD Simnow also requires an 64-bit host OS (either Windows or Linux)

2. Run AMD Simnow:
- You may need to run “sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=524288″ to make Simnow happy
- Load machine configuration (.bsd) file. In Simnow, select File -> Open BSD. We use the BSD that
came with Simnow: bsds\cheetah_1p.bsd. This creates a simple single-core SVM capable machine with
256MB Ram
- Make sure you can start the machine by clicking the Run Simulation button on the toolbar. You
should see the BIOS startup and then “Operating System not found” message.

3. Build MAVMM hard disk image
- Download Linux iso images. We tested several simple Linux distros. The list below
shows the place where files should be stored (relative to MAVMM directory):

TTYLinux: need two files. For your convenience, I added them to MAVMM source repository.

DSL: extract all files from iso image to dsl/

Puppy: extract all files from iso image to puppy/

INSERT: extract all files from iso image to INSERT/

TinyCore: need two files

testOS: a simple OS that does nothing but print out a string to the screen and then halt.
The source code for testOS comes with MAVMM source code, inside testos/

- Configure which guest OSes will be installed into the hard disk image: edit, set value 1
for the guest OS that you want to enable and 0 for the other ones. For example:
Note: testOS is always installed by default.

- Go to MAVMM directory and execute two command
“make all”. This will build MAVMM binaries
“./”. This should create a mavmm.hdd file in the same directory

make all会出现一些错误,需要逐个解决。首先应该赋予搜有mavmm文件夹下的sh可执行的权限

同时需要执行apt-get install grub libc6-dev-i386


4. Load MAVMM hard disk image into Simnow:
- In Simnow: File -> Set Primary Master Image…, and select mavmm.hdd
- Reset / Start simulated machine. This time you will see a GRUB menu in place of “Operating System not
found” message.
If you select MAVMM, the hypervisor will be loaded and you will see a second GRUB menu. This time select
the guest OS that you want to run.