What is Root Partition?

 

Definition of Root Partition

The root partition is defined as a partition of a hard drive that consists of the virtualization software that enables the virtual machines to install and execute via virtual partition. It is a dedicated partition that is reserved on the hard drive on which the virtual machine is allocated as soon as they are created. There is only one root partition that serves other child partitions.

 

Brief Description of Root Partition

A root partition is referred as a dedicated area or partition in a Microsoft Hyper-V that consists of hypervisors and runs them. It is required to first create the this partition which further starts the hypervisor and accesses the memory and other devices. This partition has its memory, processor resources and policies. As soon as the hypervisor starts working, the parent partition starts to send requests to create child partition.

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