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Hypervisor From Scratch

A tutorial from creating a hypervisor from scratch
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Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3 · Part 4 · Part 5 · Part 6 · Part 7 · Part 8

Hypervisor From Scratch

Source code of a multiple series of tutorials about hypervisor.

Available at: https://rayanfam.com/tutorials

Part 1 - Basic Concepts & Configure Testing Environment (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-1/)

Part 2 - Entering VMX Operation (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-2/)

Part 3 - Setting up Our First Virtual Machine (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-3/)

Part 4 - Address Translation Using Extended Page Table (EPT) (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-4/)

Part 5 - Setting up VMCS & Running Guest Code (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-5/)

Part 6 - Virtualizing An Already Running System (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-6/)

Part 7 - Using EPT & Page-Level Monitoring Features (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-7/)

Part 8 - How To Do Magic With Hypervisor! (https://rayanfam.com/topics/hypervisor-from-scratch-part-8/)


Note: Please keep in mind that hypervisors change during the time because new features added to the operating systems or using new technologies, for example, updates to Meltdown & Spectre have made a lot of changes to the hypervisors, so if you want to use Hypervisor From Scratch in your projects, researches or whatever, you have to use the driver from the latest parts of these tutorial series as this tutorial is actively updated and changes are applied to the newer parts (earlier parts keep untouched) so you might encounter errors and instability problems in the earlier parts thus make sure to use the latest parts in real-world projects.

Compile & Install

In order to compile this project you have to use Windows Driver Kit (WDK), first install Visual Studio then install WDK then you can compile it.


All the drivers are tested on both physical-machine and VMWare's nested virtualization, from part 8 support to Hyper-V is added, means that you can test part 8 and newer parts on physical-machine, VMWare's nested virtualization and Hyper-V's nested virtualization.

Other Articles & Projects

If you want to know more about the hypervisors, you can visit : https://github.com/Wenzel/awesome-virtualization


This series is written by :
- Sina Karvandi
- Petr Beneš

Special Thanks to these guys for their helps and contributions :
- Alex Ionescu
- Satoshi Tanda
- Liran Alon
- gerhart
- Daax Rynd
- Noteworthy
- ivs
- Artem Shishkin
- Shahriar
- Ahmad
- ...and many other people who helped to solve the problems


Hypervisor From Scratch is licensed under a MIT license.

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