What is Client Hypervisor?

Definition of Client Hypervisor

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.
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