Definition of Hardware Virtualization
Hardware virtualization embeds virtualization hypervisor directly on hardware rather than as software. It can consolidate multiple workloads on a single server. When necessary, a particular component of hardware or architecture can emulate on a computer.
Brief Description of Hardware Virtualization
Hardware Virtualization refers to the embedding of the virtual machine manager as a hardware component. The virtual machine manager or hypervisor enables multiple operating systems to execute on the same device.
It performs the following primary functions:
- Saving and restoring the CPU upon transition between the guest operating system virtual machine managers.
- Develop hardware to support external virtualization software
IBM, Sun Servers, Intel and AMD adopts this technology.