Cloud Hypervisor is an open source Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) implemented in Rust that focuses on running modern, cloud workloads, with minimal hardware emulation.

Quick Start

See the Quick Start → for a single page guide to getting started with Cloud Hypevisor.

Go further

Currently the majority of the documentation is in the source tree but a user guide, which will be hosted on this website is planned.

User documentation

Here are some documents related to particular features and functionality that a user of Cloud Hypervisor might be interested in:

Developer documentation

These documents are primarily for developers who are working on the project:


See the CONTRIBUTING file in the source tree for details of how to contribute.


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