[colug-432] Cloud-based nested virtualization or other "wrapping" alternatives

Jeff Frontz jeff.frontz at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 14:24:58 EDT 2016

On Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto at connexer.com>

> look for a provider that offers Xen HVM

It would need to be a provider that offers HVM nesting, right?  The
provider would host my instance of a newer distro/kernel and then I'd nest
the legacy kernel in an instance running under the newer distro.  What I'm
wondering is whether such a capability is even possible (i.e., do the
processor primitives that support virtualization allow too much access to
the physical hardware, and thus they're not exposed to the hosted/top-level
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