Next steps

This guide has introduced the virtualization support provided by Armv8-A AArch64. This is useful for anyone preparing to implement virtualization in their system.

After following this guide, you can explore a simple Bare metal example (coming soon). The example demonstrates the use of some virtualization features. It runs two EL1 images in separate virtual environments, and context switches between them using an interrupt.  Although the example is not a full hypervisor, it allows you to experiment with the processor features.

Alternatively, Spawn a Linux virtual machine on Arm using QEMU (KVM) takes you through setting up the open source XEN and KVM hypervisors on the Arm Foundation model. 

To learn more about security and virtualization, this Arm whitepaper discusses use cases for secure virtualization.