The purpose of this page is to give a high level overview of the Xen Hypervisor as it applies to Xilinx devices.
Table of Contents
Xen is a type-1 Hypervisor defined, maintained and provided to the open source community by the Xen Project
. Xilinx actively contributes code to the Xen Project to provide Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC platform support as well as key enhancements which benefit Xilinx customer use-cases.
Xen allows multiple instances of operating system(s) or bare-metal applications to execute on Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. Additional information on the Xen hypervisor can be found at the Xen Project Getting Started
Xilinx provides within the PetaLinux Tools and also in our Git tree, core elements and example designs to enable usage of Linux + bare-metal system configurations across the processing cores of Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. Key components of these example designs are described below in order to assist our customers to configure, build and deploy these basic configurations and to also identify current functionality gaps which may need to be further addressed within the customer's final system architecture.
|One Linux DomU + two Bare-Metal Applications|
|Linux Dom0 with custom apps + three Bare-Metal Applications|
|Two Linux DomU + one Bare-Metal Application|
Xen-Based-System Feature Summary
Xilinx provides reference designs which include core capabilities for Xen-based systems. The table below lists important system features and the first Xilinx Xen release that makes them available.
Using Xen Hypervisor with Xilinx Releases
Additional Commercial Support and Professional Services
Xilinx recommends our Premier Partner: DornerWorks
to customers seeking support beyond the example designs described above. DornerWorks has worked with customers to solve complex system problems including new OS support, frontend drivers
, performance optimization, DMA accesses, and inter-OS communications.
Non-hypervisor AMP Options and Viability: Unsupervised AMP