DISCONTINUATION OF PROJECT
This project will no longer be maintained by Intel.
Intel has ceased development and contributions including, but not limited to, maintenance, bug fixes, new releases, or updates, to this project.
Intel no longer accepts patches to this project.
If you have an ongoing need to use this project, are interested in independently developing it, or would like to maintain patches for the open source software community, please create your own fork of this project.
HAXM was created to bring Intel Virtualization Technology to Windows and macOS users. Today both Microsoft Hyper-V and macOS HVF have added support for Intel Virtual Machine Extensions. We have therefore decided to retire the HAXM project. HAXM v7.8.0 is our last release and we will not accept pull requests or respond to issues after this.
Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM)
HAXM is a cross-platform hardware-assisted virtualization engine (hypervisor), widely used as an accelerator for Android Emulator and QEMU. It has always supported running on Windows and macOS, and has been ported to other host operating systems as well, such as Linux and NetBSD.
HAXM runs as a kernel-mode driver on the host operating system, and provides a KVM-like interface to user space, thereby enabling applications like QEMU to utilize the hardware virtualization capabilities built into modern Intel CPUs, namely Intel Virtualization Technology.
The latest HAXM release for Windows and macOS hosts are available here.
Detailed instructions for building and testing HAXM can be found at:
If you would like to contribute a patch to the code base, please also read these guidelines.
Reporting an Issue
You are welcome to file a GitHub issue if you discover a general HAXM bug or have a feature request.
However, please do not use the GitHub issue tracker to report security vulnerabilities. If you have information about a security issue or vulnerability with HAXM, please send an email to email@example.com, and use the PGP key located at https://www.intel.com/security to encrypt any sensitive information.
Code of Conduct
This project has adopted the Contributor Covenant, in the hope of building a welcoming and inclusive community. All participants in the project should adhere to this code of conduct.