Virtualizing IO Devices on VMware Workstations Hosted Virtual Machine Monitor

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March 11, 2008

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This paper focuses on VMwareWorkstation™s approach to virtualizing I/O devices. This paper studies the virtualization and performance of an Ethernet adapter on VMware Workstation. Results indicate that with optimizations, VMware Workstation™s hosted virtualization architecture can match native I/O throughput on standard PCs.