Client Hypervisor is hypervisor software designed to work or emulate virtual machines on client machines, i.e. Desktops, PC’s and Laptops. It enables the client end systems to deploy and host a virtual machine on an x86 architecture processor using software base virtualization emulation. It has two types; Type 1 Bare-Metal Hypervisor and Type 2 Client Virtualization.
Brief Explanation of Client Hypervisor
Client Hypervisor provides the desktop systems to emulate software based virtualization and to host different virtual machines on a single client device. Each virtual machine has its different operating system and applications and is managed by the hypervisor. The type 1 bare metal hypervisor provides virtualization layers directly above the hardware. Type 2 Client Virtualization creates a virtualization layer of the core operating system directly controlling the hardware.
Client hypervisors are generally sued for;
- Creating Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure for delivering hosted desktops in disaster recovery situations
- Virtual machine environment isolation
- Application Testing
- Desktop Synchronization and more.