What is meant by Client Hypervisor?

Definition of Client Hypervisor

Through client hypervisor multiple operating systems can share a single hardware host. A hypervisor that dwell on a laptop, PC or other device of the customer is technically termed as client hypervisor.

Brief Description of Client Hypervisor

There are two types of client hypervisors. A Type-1 “bare-metal” hypervisor deploys by residing directly on top of the client hardware and craft a virtualization layer underneath the operating system (OS) layer whereas the Type-2 client hypervisor creates a virtualization layer above the operating system layer and is simply an application to support virtual operating system instances.

Client hypervisors can isolate the operating system from the hardware, and through such option it can run different versions of operating systems on the same machine, companies using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can benefit from client hypervisors to support disconnected VDI. Through such service the client can allocate hardware, computing assets and other vital applications. Client hypervisors are elements of cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.

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